Antique Throwing Knife – GBAYA – Central African Republic
Forged iron, wood. High: cm. 46,0 (18.11″). Weigh: 302,1 grams (10.66″).
The Gbaya are a people of western region of Central African Republic, east-central Cameroon, the north of the Republic of Congo, and the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the first half of the 20th century, the Gbaya were involved in several revolt attempts against German and then French colonial rule.
Today, many of the Gbaya people are Christians, though witchcraft is practiced, known as dua.
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