19th century from the Baptist Missionary Society. finely carved hardwood with raised integral nocks. 56 ½” length, tapering from the middle and straight but for the last 14” each end is slightly curved. Original hide bowstring with reserve coiled at one end. At the time, tribal war was for the sole purpose of capturing slaves. Bows and arrows were used in open field combat before the melee and survivable wounded were slaughtered for human consumption (cannibalism). See https://www.heretical.com/cannibal/glave.html for a detailed first-hand account of that practice in 1890.
Stock Number: A6169

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