Woman’s Sickle Knife with Wood Handle, Mugishu / Umuhoro
Tutsi / Hutu / Shi / Many neighboring tribes, Rwanda / Burundi / Uganda / D.R. Congo / Tanzania
Iron, wood, copper
Early 20th century
This Rwandan knife and its different variations are tools and weapons at the same time and are largely used by women to knock down fruit from trees. They can also be found in eastern D.R. Congo, Uganda, Burundi, and Tanzania (Elsen, Fatal Beauty [orange edition], 2009; Fischer & Zirngibl, Afrikanische Waffen, 1978).
26.75 in :: 68 cm
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