Asmat bow & arrows

bow length: 5' 8"

Nibung palm wood bow made by the Asmat of Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Twelve arrows, bamboo shafts with carved wooden heads.

comments from a collector friend who specializes in Indonesian weaponry:
"A beautiful set, with the arrows often mistaken for fishing spears because of length, the barbs, and lack of fletching (fletched Asmat arrows are ALWAYS tourist fakes.)"