Ethnographic Arms & Armour

Ethnographic Arms & Armour (
-   Ethnographic Weapons (
-   -   Fishing spears from where W africa? (

Kmaddock 27th September 2021 02:56 PM

Fishing spears from where W africa?
4 Attachment(s)

I saw these in an antique shop over the weekend and took some quick, poor pictures on my phone.

Has anyone any idea as the where these may be from

looking at the decoration on the shaft I was guessing west African Mandinka



Tim Simmons 27th September 2021 04:18 PM

These are not African but most probably Vanuatu or Solomon Isles or there abouts.

Kmaddock 28th September 2021 08:40 AM

Thank you Tim
Do you think they have much age to them and are they tourist pieces or genuine items

Tim Simmons 28th September 2021 03:36 PM

I have two. I think they are sold to tourists as much as they may be used for fishing. They are simple to make and function, so easy to be used as either souvenirs or fishing.

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.