Bone piercing tool

Maker
Unknown Maker
Description
In 1974 Waikato Museum acquired a selection of items, including this bone piercing tool, from Graham Jackson. Jackson was a New Zealand anthropologist who spent time living with and researching the Kopon and the Kalam people of the Lower Kaironk Valley in Papua New Guinea.

Jackson fieldnotes: Bones from the bat mawol; the bone called hawmab. Sharp piercing object used in putting the binding on arrows and in making arm and leg bands (pwrwg and blc). Probably manufactured by men.
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Media/Materials
Bat (Mawol) bone.
Measurements
183 x 11 x 10mm - LxWxD
Department Collection Type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1974/64/38

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