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Poto sword – Iron, Wood – Ngombe – Congo


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These weapons were often forged for a specific person, indicating his hierarchical status in the community, his rank as a warrior, for example. The handles are also highly worked, surrounded by wire and copper bands wound or braided
Very nice specimen with great patina!
It was also used as a means of exchange: ” Currency”. The owner of this item was given some form of social status. The wooden handle is not stuck to the sword.

Object Poto Sword
Ethnic group: Ngombe
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood, Iron
Estimated period: Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 56x7x4 cm
Weight: 500 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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