- Museum number
Arrow made of palm leaf.
- Curator's comments
- G.C. Wheeler's catalogue ETHNOGRAPHICA FROM ALU AND MONO reads:
101. Bow (boala dapi) and arrows (dapi): made by Bisigoi of Bakai in Alu. Used only for shooting birds. Is "fashio[?] belong Alu". The dapi is also called manato. The stri[?] (lili) is made of the bark of diripua. The arrows are made from the leaf of the nami (sago-palm). The bow is made from the firu palm (which is like the betel-nut palm; the leaves are used to make the mitamita decoration). A bow of this wood has the specific name mopa. The small band of grass at the top of this bow is latili.
Note sheet number: 1306.Ref.Tg.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Gerald C Wheeler was an anthropologist who researched in Solomon Islands in 1908 to 1909 on an expedition with W. H. R. Rivers and A. M. Hocart. He began on Simbo but spent most of his time on Alu. He gave collections of artefacts to the British Museum in 1927, registered as Oc1927.0310 and Oc1927.1003 and documented in Eth Doc 1096.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 101 (Wheeler catalogue in Eth Doc 1096)