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Posted 3 years ago

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I obatained these bows and arrows from an add in the paper. I have two bows about 6 and a half feet tall. The wood is very strong and heavy. I dont have great pictures of them but I think the arrows are the coolest. There is about 9 of them. (I haven't counted them) They are really cool. They are very sharp and you can tell they are handmade. The feathers are alaso real on several of them. But each arrow has a different design. If someone has any information, I would appreciate it. I also am trying to get an apprasal, so if more pictures are wanted to help me with this i can email you more.

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  1. Mark, 3 years ago
    they are not Australian, The Aborigine only had stone axes and spears. They are most probably from New Guinea
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  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Hi from Sydney Australia!
    I agree with Mark. Papua, New Guinea are more likely, the arrows spears could be Pacific Islands. The bows look like the one that I have from PNG. Metal was not part of Australian Aboriginal culture until "post contact period". Some details about this can be read @ http://ashadocs.org/aha/20/20_04_Harrison.pdf

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