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Old 29th September 2018, 01:55 PM   #1
colin henshaw
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Default Amazon arrows

Something a little different ... here are images of three arrows I have that are probably from the Amazon basin of South America. Can anyone help with more accurate identification ?

I would guess the very long one is for fishing from a canoe and the other two for hunting birds and larger mammals respectively ?? The shafts are made of cane or reed.

Comments are welcome; anyone else on the forum interested in tribal/ethnographic archery ?
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Old 4th October 2018, 05:00 PM   #2
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These arrows appear to be from the Xingu region. They are quite distinctive in the short length and the bindings at the fletched ends. The examples I post pictures of are listed as coming from the Paracana, Arawete, and Asurini. Source Museum fur Volkerkunde Dresden.

all you need to now is here,

https://pib.socioambiental.org/en/Povo:Asurini_do_Xingu
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Old 13th October 2018, 06:08 PM   #3
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Thanks to Tim for his comments. Here are a couple more references on South American arrows I found in the books "Man and his Handiwork" 1886 and "Indianer und Weisse" 1923.

If anyone has more input, comments etc to make on the subject, please do so.
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