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Message started by Archaic Arms on Jul 8th, 2022 at 7:52am

Title: Tahitian Sling
Post by Archaic Arms on Jul 8th, 2022 at 7:52am
http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/cookvoyages/index.php/en/the-objects/103-objects/tahiti/445-1886-1-1535-1.html

Title: Re: Tahitian Sling
Post by Teg on Jul 8th, 2022 at 3:13pm
Very nice. Thanks for sharing!

Title: Re: Tahitian Sling
Post by AncientCraftwork on Jul 8th, 2022 at 4:26pm
Good find

Title: Re: Tahitian Sling
Post by TOMBELAINE on Jul 9th, 2022 at 2:52am
Good find.
To follow up to a recent post, there is no fingerloop and the straps are equal.
Holding the sling is probably in full hand. Just my idea.

Title: Re: Tahitian Sling
Post by AncientCraftwork on Jul 9th, 2022 at 3:20am
I do see a loop on one end of the cord. Look closely.
If I had to guess how they gripped it I would guess a 'tight grip / full fist'
due to the long length

Title: Re: Tahitian Sling
Post by TOMBELAINE on Jul 9th, 2022 at 5:42am
At the place of "the loop", the strap is seen from the side. So I'm pretty skeptical.
Just my idea but I think that there is no fingerloop.
But it's just my idea.

Title: Re: Tahitian Sling
Post by TOMBELAINE on Jul 9th, 2022 at 10:57am
I'm wrong.

http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/cookvoyages/index.php/en/the-objects/103-objects/tahiti/445-1886-1-1535-1.html

The text says a loop, probably.

Title: Re: Tahitian Sling
Post by TOMBELAINE on Jul 13th, 2022 at 7:46am
https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/x9128
In this link, page 2, photo attached

This sling looks great. It has the same geographical origin : Tahiti.
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Title: Re: Tahitian Sling
Post by TOMBELAINE on Jul 13th, 2022 at 7:52am
The fingerloop has a ponpon. I don't know if ponpon is an english word. It's rather elegant. On a French study, I saw the ponpon made with a tuft of human hair.

Title: Re: Tahitian Sling
Post by TOMBELAINE on Jul 13th, 2022 at 8:10am
I found the photo.
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Title: Re: Tahitian Sling
Post by stoneslinging on May 1st, 2023 at 4:11am
"made from coconut fibre"
now the real question is, can it sling coconuts [smiley=huh.gif]

Title: Re: Tahitian Sling
Post by TOMBELAINE on May 2nd, 2023 at 7:13am
The discussion may not be about coconuts.  :D
But about fingerloop. By looking closely, the fingerloops don't look like the ones we do today.
Photo 1 : today
Photo 2 : Tombelaine
Photo 3 : Archaic Arms
The gip was probably "full hand" with a "fixing" loop for a finger. It's kind of my idea.

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