- Museum number
Fly-flap made of cane, sinnet, cock feathers, sinnet cord.
- Production date
- 18thC (?)
Length: 48 centimetres
Width: 16 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- British Museum registration slip, written in 1891:
Fly flap consisting of a thin straight piece of cane with 3 joints. From one end hangs a loop of fine two-stranded sinnet to the end of which is attached a bunch of twisted sinnet cords to some of which cocks' feathers are attached.
See Dove, 1998, p. 77, where feathers are identified as being those of Ducula aurorae (Polynesian Pigeon). Locality Tahiti
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1986-1987 12 Jun-4 Jan, The Vancouver Museum, Captain George Vancouver: A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World, 1791-1795
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Presented by A.W. Franks Esqre March 16 1891. [Hewett]. Collected on George Vancouver's voyage to Hawaii and the NW coast of North America 1791-1795.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1891C25.352 (old CDMS no.)