prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM0001349345179Arrow (bottom), of reed and wood, from Tanna, Vanuatu; part of the Forster collection (part of Forster 152; 1886.1.1186)

Composite arrow with reed shaft and palm wood or tree fern head held with a binding of plant fibre, possibly hibiscus bast fibre. The end of the arrow is notched, and the reed bound with plant fibre below the notch to prevent splitting


  PRM0001349445179Detail of arrow heads
PRM0001292945179Detail of arrow head
PRM0001292955179Detail of binding
PRM0001292965179Detail of notch
PRM0001297225179Ashmolean label