spear (ceremonial weapon); fish spear (spear (hunting, fishing & trapping))

Spear of probably ceremonial function, and fishing spear form. It was previously five pointed, although one barb has been lost. The foreshaft is heavily bound with plant fibre and painted in red, white, and blue checkered and chevron motifs. A substantial collar of feathers, possibly cassowary feathers, hangs down from the end of this binding.


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