Whole collection 7X lot ancient Dodoth wrist knives and finger knives from Karamoja, north-eastern Uganda.
Estimated age: 1940-1950.
Dimensions: 5X wrist knives: 13.3 cm X 10.4 cm, 13 cm X 11.4 cm, 12.7 cm X 9.4 cm, 14 cm X 10.6 cm, 13.8 cm X 12.5 cm; 2X finger knives: 6 cm X 8.5 cm, 6.3 cm X 9.2 cm.
Name: the Karamojong word for this type of wrist knives is Agul (pl. Nagulya); while the finger knives are called Egolu (pl. Nygolui).
Tribe: Dodoth tribe, Karamojaland, north-eastern Uganda.
Materials: iron. The scabbards which protect the wrist knives is made by cow skin (3X knives), antelope skin (1X knife) and hippo skin (1X knife).
Some informations about Dodoth tribe:
The present inhabitants of Karamoja are the Karamojong tribes. The main Karamojong tribes are 7: the Matheniko ("The Bulls"; Moroto area), the Bokora ("The Turtles"; Kangole area), the Pian ("The Lightings"; Namalu area), the Jie ("The Warriors"; Kotido area), the Dodoth ("The Ostriches"; Kaabong and Kidepo area), the Jiye (The Jie of South Sudan), the Nyangatom ("those of the yellow trumpet"; Omo valley, Ethiopia and nearby South Sudan-Ethiopia border), 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 arabian tribes from the north. We found these knives on 1988 on the villages on the foothills of mount Morungole, northern Karamoja.
- Toute la collection 7X lot de couteaux de poignet et de doigts Turkana - couteau
- Nom de l’objet indigène
- Agul Egolu
- Ethnie / culture
- Dodoth - Karamojong Pokot Masai
- Fer noir
- Première moitié du XXe siècle
- Vintage, utilisé avec des signes visibles d'usure
- Vendu avec support
- 14×12.5×1 cm