prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM0001293005179Arrow, of reed and wood, from Malakula, Vanuatu; part of the Forster collection (part of Forster 144; 1886.1.1191)

Arrow with reed shaft and wooden head. There is a binding made from plant material (possibly hibiscus fibre) at the head, which is notched at the point, suggesting that originally there was a bone (?) head attached. The end of the arrow is deeply notched, and the reed is bound with plant fibre below the notch to prevent splitting


  PRM0001293015179Detail of arrowhead
PRM0001293025179Detail of binding
PRM0001293035179Detail of notch