PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Bride Price Axe (PA013)
Description of item:
Exceptional large Bride Price Axe (handle and head); woven fiber handle. The blade is mounted on an enormous, rough wooden haft, which contains a slight black and shiny coverage from possible years of storage in the rafters of the smoke filled houses; early 1900’s.
Length (axe): 85.5 cm (33.5 inches)
Length (handle): 69 cm (27 inches)
Blade Length (visible): 21 cm (8 inches)
Blade Width: 14 cm (5.5 inches)