Amazon, Guyana, Quiver with arrows
30 cm
The use of blowguns was widespread in the region north of the Amazon in Guyana. The small arrows were feathered with cotton and the tips painted with arrow poison curare. Some groups saw blowguns as objects that could transform negative into positive energy by turning game into food.

Bought at Galerie Lemaire, Prinsengracht (1960-1978)