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Old 10th November 2017, 04:37 PM   #16
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Hi David:

Yes, I agree that your friend's arrows are most likely Negrito. BTW, they are the finest examples of Negrito arrows I have seen. The workmanship on these is first class! The carving of the shafts, the form of the arrow heads, and just their overall condition is excellent. Bows and arrows of this quality were often used as "bride price" that was paid to the family of a bride by the prospective husband's family. I suspect these may have been made for that purpose, and for a family of distinction among the Aeta Negrito groups.

Thanks for posting these here.

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