This museum quality ceremonial cassowary dagger is made out of a section of the large leg bone from a cassowary, a large flightless bird that lives in New Guinea, Indonesia. The dagger tapers to a point at one end. The top has been well decorated with old beads, fiber and feathers. Locally known as Pi Pisuwe, this dagger were carried by the Asmat people and used only in ritual killings. Asmat’s men would wear this dagger as part of their traditional attire during customary ceremonies by girding it on the side of their waist.
Height 38cm (Including Standee)
Length 5cm (Top of Dagger)
Width 5cm (Top of Dagger
Weight 0.3kg (Excluding Packing)