Swordfish rostrum - spear
Marquesan spear made out of cow bone and two swordfish rostrums. The rostrums are attached to the bone handle using a coconut sennet cordage. The spear is adorned with Tiki and peka - which is the most well-known Marquesan motif in the world. The Marquesans call it e peka enana - the Marquesan cross. (Prior to the era of missionaries - known as etua (divinity).
Size: 85cm (spear length)
Made on Nuku Hiva Island.
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