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Huge Ancient Wrist Knife Turkana Tepeth Karamojong Karamoja Uganda Kenya Masai For Sale

Huge Ancient Wrist Knife Turkana Tepeth Karamojong Karamoja Uganda Kenya Masai

ANCIENT HUGE WRIST KNIFE FROM KARAMOJA, NORTH-EasterN UGANDA.
AGE: 1940.
DIMENSIONS: 14 CM X 13 CM. THIS IS ONE OF THE BIGGESTS WRIST KNIVES FOUND DURING OUR RESEARCHES ON MOUNT KADAM.
NAME: THE KARAMOJONG WORD FOR THIS TYPE OF KNIFE IS AGUL (pl. NAGULYA).
USED BY TEPETH TRIBE, A TURKANA TRIBE WHICH LIVES ON THE VALLEYS OF MOUNT MOROTO, MOUNT KADAM AND MOUNT NAPAK, SITED CLOSE TO THE UGANDA-KENYA BORDER.
MATERIALS: IRON. THE SCABBARD WHICH PROTECTS THE KNIFE IS MADE BY ANTELOPE SKIN. THIS IS THE LAST TEPETH WRIST KNIFE WE HAVE ON SALE.


SOME INFORMATIONS ABOUT TEPETH TRIBE

THE PRESENT INHABITANTS OF KARAMOJA ARE THE KARAMOJONG TRIBES. THE MAIN KARAMOJONG TRIBES ARE 7: MATHENIKO (Moroto Area), BOKORA (Kangole Area), PIAN (Namalu Area), UPE (Amudat Area, aka POKOT), LABWOR (Abim Area), JIE (Kotido Area), DODOTH (Kaabong and Kidepo Area), SCATTERED ALL ALONG THE KARAMOJONG AREA. THE KARAMOJONG TRIBES ARE RELATED TO MASAI PEOPLE, FORCED TO MOVE CENTURIES AGO FROM THEIR ORIGINAL LANDS LOCATED IN ETHIOPIA BY THE ARRIVAL OF MUSLIM TRIBES FROM THE NORTH. THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF KARAMOJA WEREN'T MASAI TRIBES, BUT - TOGETHER WITH OTHER TWO TRIBES - A TURKANA TRIBE CALLED TEPETH. DURING THE LAST CENTURIES, TEPETH PEOPLE HAS BEEN DEFEATED BY KARAMOJONG TRIBES, AND FORCED TO REACH THE HIGHEST VALLEYS OF MOUNT MOROTO, MOUNT KADAM AND MOUNT NAPAK WHERE AT PRESENT TIMES THEY'RE LIVING OF SMALL AGRICULTURE AND SHEEP-REARING, ORGANIZED IN GRASS-MADE VILLAGES EACH ONE GOVERNED BY A COUNCIL OF SENIORS. THE IK (KNOWN AS "TEUSO" TOO) AND THE NYANGIA TRIBES WERE PART OF THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF KARAMOJA TOO, AND AS THE TEPETH THEY'VE BEEN DEFEATED BY THE ARRIVAL OF THE KARAMOJONG TRIBES AND THEY'RE STILL ALIVE ON THE MOUNTAINS OF KARAMOJA, THE IK ON MOUNT MORUNGOLE AND THE NYANGYA ON THE HILLS OF NORTH-WESTERN KARAMOJA. THE WRIST KNIVES ARE A SPECIAL HANDMADE ARTICLE OF ALL TURKANA TRIBES, FINDABLE JUST IN NORTH-EasterN UGANDA AND NORTH-WESTERN KENYA, USED SINCE ANCIENT TIMES AS WEAPON, TO DEFEND, TO ATTACK, AND FOR DAILY WORKS. WE FOUND THIS ANCIENT KNIFE DURING OUR LAST TRAVEL TO KARAMOJA (FROM SEPTEMBER 2011 TO FEBRUARY 2012) ON MOUNT KADAM, WHERE A PART OF TEPETH PEOPLE IS LOCATED UNDER THE NAME OF KADAMAS.

KARAMOJONG TRIBAL ART MUSEUM IS A MUSEUM LOCATED IN NORTHERN ITALY. THE MUSEUM HOLDS A LARGE COLLECTION OF KARAMOJONG AND GANDA TRIBAL OBJECTS, PLUS A SECTION DEDICATED TO FUNERARY POSTS FROM SOUTH SUDAN AND CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, AND A SECTION DEDICATED TO SONGYE KIFWEBE MASKS. WE'RE CURRENTLY SELLING A LITTLE PART OF OUR COLLECTION OF KARAMOJONG OBJECTS, MAINLY NAGULYA (WRIST KNIVES), IN ORDER TO INVEST MONEY IN NEW EXPEDITIONS TO UGANDA, KARAMOJA, SOUTH SUDAN AND CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC. FOR THE SAME REASONS, WE'RE DECREASING OUR COLLECTION OF SONGYE KIFWEBE MASKS SELLING SOME PIECES. WE HAVE PLANS TO DECREASE OUR COLLECTION OF SONGYE KIFWEBE MASKS FROM THE NUMBER OF 13 TO THE NUMBER OF 9, INVESTING THE INCOMES TO INCREASE THE SECTION DEDICATED TO FUNERARY POSTS FROM BAHR EL GHAZAL AREA (SOUTH SUDAN) AND CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, OF WHICH WE CURRENTLY HAVE 14 PIECES. ALL THE ITEMS WE'RE SELLING ARE GUARANTEED AS AUTHENTIC, AND THEY'RE UNIQUE PIECES. HIGH QUALITY AT VERY LOW PRICES.


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