prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM0001349645179Arrow (bottom), of reed and wood, from Malakula, Vanuatu; part of the Forster collection (part of Forster 144; 1886.1.1193)

Arrow with reed shaft and head made from palm wood or tree fern carved to form a spiral barb. The head bound into the reed shaft with coconut fibre. The end of the shaft may be very lightly notched, and the shaft below this has been bound with coconut fibre to prevent splitting


  PRM0001293055179Arrow (with scale)
PRM0001349615179Detail of arrow heads
PRM0001293065179Detail of arrow head
PRM0001293105179Detail of binding
PRM0001297245179Ashmolean label