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Bow kaufana

Bow kaufana

Place: Tonga
Category: Fishing & hunting

wood, Tonga, l. 119 cm, Inv. Oz 1259

Forster Register A.8: ‘8 shorter [bows] of brown wood’

The bow is made of brown wood and curved, becoming slightly thinner towards both ends. It is damaged on one side, so that part of it is missing. A groove runs along the outer (convex) side of the bow, being 7 mm wide and 5 mm deep in the middle. The preserved end is notched at two sides. The string is missing. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr,Gundolf Krüger