prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum

1886.1.1260 .1 and .2

PRM0001344265179Bow and arrow, kaufana, of wood and reed, from Tonga; part of the Forster collection (Forster 67; 1886.1.1260)

Bow and arrow. The bow is naturally curved, and has a notch at one end, presumably for securing the bow string. The bow string itself is missing. A band of plaited coconut fibre has been bound around the bow, 510 mm from the notched end. A groove runs down the bow, on the outside of the curve, approximately 10 mm deep by 8mm wide. The arrow is a grass or reed stem, the hardwood point missing.


  PRM000011455Bow and arrow
PRM0001344275179Detail of binding on bow
PRM0001344285179Detail of end of bow
PRM0001297305179Older Ashmolean label
PRM0001297295179Ashmolean label
PRM0001297315179Ashmolean labels