prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM0001349565179Arrow (top), of reed and wood, from Malakula, Vanuatu; part of the Forster collection (part of Forster 144; 1886.1.1196)

Arrow with shaft made from reed and black wooden barbed point made from palm wood or tree fern. The head is secured to the shaft with coconut fibre. The head has three large arrow-head shaped barbs and three smaller barbs. Plant fibre is bound around base of the shaft, to stop the reed from splitting where the end of the arrow has been very lightly notched.


  PRM0001293175179Arrow (with scale)
PRM0001349615179Detail of arrow heads
PRM0001293185179Detail of arrow head
PRM0001293225179Detail of binding
PRM0001297275179Ashmolean labels