Arrow Poison


From: Japan | Hokkaido | Okotsunai

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number A529
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ainu
Provenience Japan | Hokkaido | Okotsunai
Section Asian

Surku (スㇽク). Arrow poison on the end of a bamboo stick. The Ainu used aconite, a posion made from the monkshood plant, to hunt. The exact method for its production was kept a secret and passed on from father to son.

Length 15 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller, 1901

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