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.
245/1914
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Common Name
bow
Simple Name
bow
Full Name
s-shaped bow
Dimensions
whole length 1393 mm; whole W 31 mm
Production Year High
1897
Production Country
Vanuatu
Production Area Region
Melanesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
wood; twisted fibre
Function Name
missile propulsion
Collection Area Region
MELAN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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