arrow (hunting, fishing & trapping)

Arrow, shaft made of arrow reed (Gynerium sagittatum, called 'waiwu') with a wooden arrow head carved with a double row of barbs, ten on each side. The end of the shaft is squeezed and bound with krawa fibre. The shaft is undecorated. The flight is of two opposed radial harpy-eagle feathers, bound with blackened fibre at both ends and at points in between, decorated with tufts of smaller feathers above and below the flight. The end is bound with cotton in a criss-cross design and notched.

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