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A good rare African spear
Shona regions
Status spear
Wire bound Iklwa

A good rare African spear Zulu Shona regions Status spear Wire bound Iklwa www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good example of an unusual Iklwa.

This status fighting spear measures 131cms long overall.
The spearhead is 30cms long with the blade being 25cms.
The spear head is secured to the timber shaft with plaited wire binding with a couple of small breaks and losses as seen in the photos provided.
The thick light timber shaft ends in a carved bulbous butt that appears to have black pigment on alternating faceted surfaces.

A good rare status fighting spear.

For similar examples, see the 1890's publication by Muller, Hendrik P.N. & Joh. F. Snelleman, "Industrie des Cafres du sud-est de l' Afrique"