Knife trumbash Mangbetu
African weapons in the memory of Africa
African knife of the Mangbetu people. These prestigious knives belonged to and were carried by the men on a daily basis. The beautiful, elongated cylindrical handle has an old patina and the blade also shows a pronounced daily use.
There is a theory that the number of holes in the blade corresponds to the number of women (polygamy being allowed). Here, two holes, meaning two wives potentially.
- Presumed dating
- Circa 1960
- 37 cm
- Ethnic group
- Wood, metal
- Tribal art collection Belgium
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