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
  • Object Length/Diameter: 121.5 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 47 13/16 x 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4019.04

The arrow has a bamboo shaft. The long wooden point is inserted into the end of the shaft and is secured with plant fiber.