prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM000011609Barkcloth beater, of wood, from the Society Islands (probably Tahiti); part of the Forster collection (Forster 24; 1886.1.1550)

Barkcloth beater, quadrilateral in section. The handle is formed by rounding off the corners, and it flares at the end. There are four beating surfaces, with 13, 27, 42 and 56 grooves


  PRM0001296235179Microscope image of grooves