Bow

Description
Archery was important for hunting and warfare on many western Pacific islands. This activity relied on local materials such as mangrove roots, palmwood and plant fibres.
Accession Loan No.
14/2004
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Common Name
bow
Simple Name
bow
Full Name
bow
Dimensions
whole length 1980 mm; whole W 38 mm
Production Year High
2004
Production Country
Solomon Islands
Production Area Region
Melanesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
hardwood; vegetable fibre; orchid vine (?)
Function Name
missile propulsion
Collection Area Region
MELAN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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