Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ipili-Payala maker
  • arrow, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • bamboo, wood, plant fiber, pigment, weaving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 107.5 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 42 5/16 x 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4019.02

The arrow has a long bamboo shaft and a dark brown wooden point. The point is inserted into the end of the bamboo and held in place with a band of woven plant fiber. The band of carved spiral lines near the attachment has been rubbed with red pigment.