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KUBA 'ikula', DR Congo, (37,5 cm). Wrought iron, wood.

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Ikula Knife from the Kuba People of D.R. Congo. The ceremonial knife was introduced by an early Kuba king as a peaceful replacement for a more warlike throwing knife. The hilt is exquisitely decorated by inlaying thousands of wire bits into the wood. Ex James Schmidt Collection.  16"H x 4"W. www.africaandbeyond.com

Ikula Knife from the Kuba People of D.R. Congo. The ceremonial knife was introduced by an early Kuba king as a peaceful replacement for a more warlike throwing knife. The hilt is exquisitely decorated by inlaying thousands of wire bits into the wood. Ex James Schmidt Collection. 16"H x 4"W. www.africaandbeyond.com

Afrikanische Waffen - African Weapons - Fischer - Zirngibl

Afrikanische Waffen - African Weapons - Fischer - Zirngibl

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late 19th century–early 20th century Kuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa brass  The blade on this knife has the shape of a plant leaf. According to Kuba (koo bah) legend, a 17th-century king introduced this type of blade when he outlawed dangerous weapons known as throwing knives. These new knives were a symbol of peace, and Kuba men wore them whenever they appeared in public. Artisans often decorated these well-made blades with incised lines and other geometric details.

late 19th century–early 20th century Kuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa brass The blade on this knife has the shape of a plant leaf. According to Kuba (koo bah) legend, a 17th-century king introduced this type of blade when he outlawed dangerous weapons known as throwing knives. These new knives were a symbol of peace, and Kuba men wore them whenever they appeared in public. Artisans often decorated these well-made blades with incised lines and other geometric details.

1900-1920

1900-1920

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