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Armoured sleeve

Matching armoured sleeves (kote) were created in the late 12th century. However, this is an example of oda gote because of the link to the Oda school where it originated. These sleeves are marked by gourd-shaped plates (hyotan gane) which were sometimes hinged to open up to store medicines or other materials. These sleeves are covered with mail.

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Armoured sleeve

Matching armoured sleeves (kote) were created in the late 12th century. However, this is an example of oda gote because of the link to the Oda school where it originated. These sleeves are marked by gourd-shaped plates (hyotan gane) which were sometimes hinged to open up to store medicines or other materials. These sleeves are covered with mail.

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Arrow

This arrow carries an iron barbed tip and is associated with hunting small animals. It may have been used in ritual engagement with bush spirits prior to hunting. This item was likely acquired by Broun whilst serving in Africa 1884-5 during the Nile and Sudan expeditions.

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Arrow

Archery was important for hunting and warfare on many western Pacific islands. This activity relied on local materials such as mangrove roots, palmwood and plant fibres.

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Arrow

Tri-pronged arrows are used for fishing. Fish (khelé) are traditionally shot with arrows and are caught using bait such as an ant’s nest resting on the surface of the water.

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Arrow

A Native American arrow. The story of this arrow is unclear although it was acquired during a period of great upheaval for Native Americans who saw their traditional way of life threatened and forcibly changed.

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Arrow

Archery was important for hunting and warfare on many western Pacific islands. This activity relied on local materials such as mangrove roots, palmwood and plant fibres.

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Hunting arrow

Archery was important for hunting and warfare on many western Pacific islands. This activity relied on local materials such as mangrove roots, palmwood and plant fibres.

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