Weapon, shark tooth
Plant (wood, olona), bone
102 x 102 x 10.3 cm
This was gifted via Curtis Iaukea and others. It is a length of cordage that has many individual weapons strung on it. Each piece is made up of a wooden handle and a carved piece of bone in the shape of a shark's tooth, bound together with olona (Touchardia latifolia) cordage. A single bonito lure was also strung on to this cord as well. Alternative names used for this type of weapon are: niho mano laau make, kepa lima, kepa.
Collection Name: Liliuokalani Collection