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New Caledonia

A club with a mushroom shaped head made of wood.

Club

wood, New Caledonia, l. 75–78.5 cm, Inv. Oz 1095

A club with a mushroom shaped head made of wood.

Club

wood, New Caledonia, l. 75–78.5 cm, Inv. Oz 1096

A club with a mushroom shaped head made of wood.

Club

wood, New Caledonia, l. 75–78.5 cm, Inv. Oz 1097

Comb or head scratcher made of slightly curved wooden sticks, and tied with twine at one end.

Comb or head scratcher

wood, string, New Caledonia, l. 27.5–30.5 cm, Inv. Oz 691

Comb or head scratcher made of slightly curved wooden sticks, and tied with twine at one end.

Comb or head scratcher

wood, string, New Caledonia, l. 27.5–30.5 cm, Inv. Oz 692

Bag for sling stones made of 1mm thick, twisted plant fibres with mesh or net like carrier straps tied to the ends of the bag.

Hip bag (for sling stones)

plant fibre, New Caledonia, l. 50 cm (straps), w. 28.5 cm, h. 14 cm, Inv. Oz 705

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

Spear made from wood.

Spear

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

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