TURZART TRIBAL

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

PNG Fighting Pick (PA005)

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Excellent fighting pick from the Tari area of the Southern Highlands of PNG; long light timber, black palm shaft at the top, cassowary bone or claw at the tip, cane, ochre; mid-1900’s.

 

Length: 60 cm (23.6 inches)

​Width: 50 cm (19.6 inches)

 

​Such fighting picks were carried by Huli men and were used as a weapon, i.e. when the enemy started to run, these fighting picks were used to strike them behind, mostly over the shoulder area.

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