Dagger

Description:
Bone dagger made from the leg bone of a cassowary bird. There are two v-shaped slots cut into the head producing three parts through which a hole is drilled, allowing the dagger to be worn as decoration. There is an overall decoration of roughly oval and rectangular motifs arranged symetrically.

Context:
Daggers such as these are usually worn on the shoulder, and enhance the wearer's warrior appearance. The implication is that the wearer has committed a ritual murder, and therefore is brave and a fully mature and experienced tribesman.