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Traditional Indonesian Harpoon from the Remote Village of Lamalera item wh1804

Price: $355.00

From the remote indonesian village of lamalera were sperm whales are still hunted by the 2000 local inhabitants under traditional regulations. A traditional hand forged harpoon, 20th century. The whalemen use this harpoon which is attached to a long wooden plole. One the whale is harpooned the whaler jumps on the back of the whale. Yes I was there and obatained this harpoon from a whaler. Used condition. Apprx. l 10" w 3" item wh1804

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