Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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arrow shaft
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • arrow shaft, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola?
  • bamboo, guinea fowl feathers, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 63 x 2 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0781.10

This is a bamboo arrow shaft with feathers at one end. The feathers are dark brown with white dots held in place with plant fiber wrapping. There is no point present.