arrow (hunting, fishing & trapping)

Arrow, shaft made from arrow reed (Gynerium sagittatum, called 'waiwu') holding bent knife-blade bound with grass fibre blackened with gum. The shaft is undecorated. The flight is of two opposed radial feathers bound at both ends and at some points in between with grass fibre and decorated with smaller tufts of red and yellow feathers. The end is bound with grass fibre and notched. The flight feathers have been attacked by insects.

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