Bow and arrow

Maker
Reresimae
Description
Bow and arrow used in Santa Ana ceremonial dances to scare spirits away during the first and last dance of a performance. Two men usually dance with bow and arrow while the women dance as a block of 24, 32 or 36 performers.
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Media/Materials
Mixed media bow and arrow, wood and fibre
Measurements
Length of bow - 1749mm
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1973/49/52

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