Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown maker from Papua New Guinea
  • bowstring, late 1800s–1946
  • Where object was made: Papua New Guinea
  • bamboo
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 160.5 x 3 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 63 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 13/16 in
  • Gift of Edward A. Hibbard
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7212

The narrow strip of light natural colored bamboo has a knot at either end where it would attach to a bow.