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, gum resin, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 123 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 48 3/8 x 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4019.06

The arrow has a bamboo shaft. The narrow triangular bamboo point is held to a dark brown carved wooden segment with a plant fiber wrapping and black resin. The wooden segment is carved with a herringbone pattern and held to the bamboo shaft with a band of plant fiber.