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5 Arrowheads Turkana or Neighbors Kenya Africa

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Title 5 Arrowheads Turkana or Neighbors Kenya Africa
Type of Object arrowheads and possibly spearheads
Country of Origin Kenya
People Turkana or Neighbors
Materials Iron
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions 5.5-8.25 inches long
Overall Condition Poor.  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 Rusted, broken pieces.


Additional Information: Arrowheads with stylized iron forged pointed double with extended tips.  This was a part of a hunter's equipment recognized as one of the most important hunting tools. Such arrows are found all over the Sub-Saharan Africa. They come in varied sizes and the decoration may varies from one group to another. The feathers at the end of the arrow is one of the most popular decorations of the Turkana arrows.

The present  was probably found in Kenya among the Turkana or neighbors. The Turkana live in the Turkana district of Rift Valley, in Kenya. Their exact number is not known. Estimates run from the old figure of 250, 000 down to 340,000. They are Kenya’s third-largest ethnic group of Nomadic peoples. Like their neighbors the Maasai, cattle are their primary wealth. They always move from place to place in the search of good pasturage, water and fresh vegetation for the cattle. Many Turkana families are now engaged in agriculture and fishing. While other spend their time hunting