Arts of the Pacific Islands
Wood, shark teeth, sennit
late 19th or early 20th century
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Gift of Appleton Sturgis
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Kiribati. Sword, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, shark teeth, sennit, 36 x 104 in. (91.4 x 264.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Appleton Sturgis, 35.2194. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 35.2194_acetate_bw.jpg)
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Shark teeth sword fastened between the ribs of palm leaves by with sennit lashings; sword in four sections, three sections laced onto the main stem
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