spear (general & multipurpose)

Short wooden spear, possibly a fish spear, with the shaft and head carved in one piece. There are panels of light and dark brown braided vegetable fibre on top of the shaft, and in the middle of the head. The five remaining bone barbs are lashed to top of head with vegetable fibre sealed with resin.

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