poison arrow (arrow (hunting, fishing & trapping))

Arrow, shaft made of arrow reed (Gynerium sagittatum, called 'waiwu') , squeezed at one end to meet a short wooden foreshaft to which the point is bound by cotton thread which is decorated with gum 'manyi' and two feathers. The point is lanceolate and made from bamboo 'kukawa' poisoned. The flight is made of two opposed radial feathers, bound with cotton top and bottom. Notched at the end and bound with cotton.

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