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Samples of barkcloth some with a natural yellowish-white tone. Others featuring stamp patterns of red brown circles and another dyed yellowish-red and reddish-brown.

Samples of barkcloth ‘ahu

Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 4.5 cm, w. 10.5 cm (min.), l. 23 cm, w. 33 cm (max.), Inv. Oz 591–598

Long narrow piece of striped and chequered black and white matting made of ight and dark brown plaited flax strips.

Section of a mat

leaf strips, Tonga, l. 152 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 52

Short arrow made of fir wood, feathered, and pointed with bone having two barbs and also an additional point made of a blue slate ground very sharp.

Shaft of an arrow

wood, feathers, plant fibre, animal skin, Unalaska, northern Pacific, l. 54 cm, Inv. Am 1100

Jewellery & Adornment consisting of thirty-one white and beige-coloured shell discs arranged on a string.

Shell discs tuinga kula

Tonga, d. 0.4–0.7 cm, Inv. Oz 180

Shell trumpet, made from the shell of the species Triton tritonis, has a blowhole on one side, directly underneath the tip.  It has a fibre band attached like a handle.

Shell trumpet putona

triton shell, cord, Marquesas Islands, l. 32 cm, w. 15 cm, Inv. Oz 326

Skirt or apron made from fine shred of plantain leaf, dyed and knotted to a string that fastens around the waist.

Skirt

plant fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 50 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 12

Skirt or apron made from fine shred of plantain leaf, dyed and knotted to a string that fastens around the waist.

Skirt

plant fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 30 cm, Inv. Oz 425

Skirt formed of fine white shred of the plantain leaf, some of them dyed yellow, and knotted to a string which fastens around the waist.

Skirt

plant fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 74 cm, Inv. Oz 420

of apron made of red-brown dyed musa leaves, knotted to a plaited band.

Skirt or apron tapu

dyed musa leaves, Tonga, l. 140 cm, w. 190 cm, Inv. Oz 152

Sling made of two twisted plant fibre strings about 2mm thick with a tufted end. The sling stones, from steatite, have the shape of a symmetrical egg.

Sling and sling stones

Sling, plant fibre, New Caledonia, l. 220 cm, Inv. Oz 693; Sling stones, New Caledonia, l. 4.9–6 cm, Inv. Oz 694–698

A rotation sling. The pouch and cords are made as one piece, from coconut fibres, which are intertwined with other plant material and plaited into tight and firm coils.

Sling ma’a

coconut fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 214 cm, w. 4 cm, Inv. Oz 702

Sling made of plaited cordage affixed to opposite ends of a diamond-shaped pouch, made of brown leather.

Sling sinka

leather, animal sinew, Tierra del Fuego, l. 165 cm, 15 cm (pouch), Inv. Am 15

Branch-like head adornment made of ten white snail shells woven into a plaited band made of plant fibres.

Snail shells teunga

Tonga, d. 0.7 cm, Inv. Oz 186

Spear made from a greyish-brown wood with its end resembling that of a billiard cue that tapers sharply towards the point.

Spear

wood, Vanuatu, l. 155 cm, Inv. Oz 1283

Spear made from wood.

Spear

wood. New Caledonia, l. 210 cm, Inv. Oz 845

Spear made of hardwood that has been carved and smoothed.

Spear

wood, Vanuatu, l. 163 cm, Inv. Oz 1285

Spear made of brown wood and polished. The point is 24cm long with six rows of three barbs each.

Spear ihe

wood, Hawaii, l. 261 cm, Inv. Oz 255

Spear made of brown wood with barbs on three edges, irregular shaft with numerous knots in the wood.

Spear tao kaniwha, spear tao huata, spears tao

Spear tao kaniwha, wood, New Zealand, l. 306 cm, Inv. Oz 1278; spear tao huata, wood, New Zealand, l. 270 cm, Inv. Oz 1280; spears tao, wood, New Zealand, l. 234–161.5 cm, Inv. Oz 1279, 1281

Spear thrower, cord or rope-like, made from plant fibre material intertwined with single coconut fibres to form a ring-shaped loop at one end and a complex knot at the other.

Spear-thrower

plant, coconut fibre, New Caledonia, l. 21.3 cm, Inv. Oz 699

Two spear throwers made of wood.

Spear-thrower and spear-thrower hasgooc

Spear-thrower, wood, Unalaska, northern Pacific, l. 50.3 cm, w. 4.3 cm, Inv. Am 655; Spear-thrower hasgooc, wood, Unalaska, northern Pacific, l. 48.2 cm, w. 4.5 cm, Inv. Am 685

Wooden spears that are thin at the lower end and gradually thicken to an engraved pattern. One spear is bound near the point with bark cloth.

Spears

wood, unattributed, l. 213 cm; l. 259.5 cm, Inv. Oz 1287, 1288

Spinning top that is a kind of bean with a thick dark brown shell, in which a hole is made and one end of a small stick put through it.

Spinning top

coconut leaf rib, seed, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 15.5 cm, d. 5.5 cm, Inv. Oz 461

Wooden paddle of a war canoe. The shaft is decorated with ornaments at the handle and at the connection of the blade.

Steering paddle hoe

wood, New Zealand, l. 193 cm, w. 15.5 cm, Inv. Oz 285

Stick made of wood.

Stick

wood, Vanuatu, l. 112.5 cm, Inv. Oz 1511

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