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Turkana Bow For Hunting Kenya African

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Title Turkana Bow For Hunting Kenya African
Country of Origin Kenya
People Turkana
Materials Wood, vegetal fibers
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions 59.5 inches Long
Overall Condition Good.   Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair General wear, cracks and chips, string notched

Additional Information:  Bows such as this are found throughout sub-Saharan Africa. This one was collected in Kenya and may come from the Turkana  people. Bows are among  the most important equipments use for hunting. The hunter would use the arrow with pointed metal tip to reach the animal.