Hawaiian composite fishhook made by Dino
Labiste. The materials are bone (cow), plant fiber cordage, and
wood. Te Rangi Hiroa, who was the Director of the Bishop Museum
from 1936 to 1951, noted that "A constant feature of the
complete [Hawaiian composite] hooks was the use of small wooden
wedges, driven in between the lashing and the hook to tighten
up the lashing, which were used on both sides of the hook."
© D. Labiste 2004
Shooting a whistling arrow. As the arrow sailed into the
sky, air passed through the 2 triangular vents in the gourd. This
created a high pitched whistling sound as the arrow accelerated
upwards and then downwards. Whistling arrows were utilized by
ancient armies to signal their troops.
© D. Labiste 2004
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