spear (general & multipurpose)

Fish spear comprising a palm wood shaft with four rows of four flying fox wing bone barbs (Pteropus) on the head, and a band of woven red and yellow orchid stem fibre binding below the head. There is also a band of engraving with two faces, and a heavily deteriorating spiral of bark cloth below the head. The butt is broken.

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