bleeding arrow

Bleeding arrow ('lingoret'), with a flat, rounded iron head and a wooden shaft ('siteti') that tapers at the end, which has a notch for a bowstring ('lekejek'). The head is bound to the shaft with goatskin ('sanapati'). Used by elders and made by elder men.

Arrowheads are made by a blacksmith and exchanged for food and milk. The arrows are made by elders and used for shooting with a bow (1972.107) into a cow's jugular vein to obtain fresh milk to drink. Bleeding arrows are never kept in the same quiver as hunting arrows, but kept in a safe place in the house in case a cow becomes ill and needs bleeding.

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