Papua New Guinea Spia - 2 Piece
Papua New Guinea Spearthrower, made from wood and bamboo. Used by the Sepik people.
Bamboo, 3/4" diameter by 20" long
Wood, 6 1/2" x 2" x 1/2"
- First, make a bamboo female atlatl.
- Carve the dart guide. The shape doesn't matter -- these are carved into a number of intricate patterns. But there must be 3 places for the sinew to wrap it onto the shaft. When finished, sand it smooth.
- Make a flat area on top of the shaft where the guide will go.
- Glue the guide onto the shaft and wrap it down with sinew.
There are two different ways to throw with a Papua New Guinea style. I've described the methods here.
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