Asmat Ceremonial dagger, also known as the “kobob”

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The Asmat dagger, also known as the “kobob” or “teweh,” is a traditional weapon and cultural artifact of the Asmat people of Papua, Indonesia. The Asmat are renowned for their  unique artistic expression and often reflects their deep connection to their environment and their spiritual beliefs.

The Asmat dagger typically features a distinctive blade made from sharpened bone and other implements. The blade is  symbolic motifs representing aspects of Asmat cosmology, mythology, and ancestral heritage.

The dagger holds multifaceted significance within Asmat society. Historically, it was primarily used as a tool for hunting, fishing, and self-defense in the dense jungles and rivers of the Papua region. However, beyond its practical function, the dagger also carries deep cultural and spiritual meaning. It is often used in rituals, ceremonies, and rites of passage, symbolizing bravery, strength, and protection.

H – 50 x 4 x 4 cm

height with stand – 55 cm / 292 g

Price include custom stand and shipping by air mail.

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Dimensions 55 × 4 × 4 cm


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