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, gum resin, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 123.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 48 5/8 x 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4019.07

The arrow has a bamboo shaft and a long, narrow triangular point. The point is adjacent to a short dark brown segment of wood and the point is held in place with string covered in resin. The wooden segment is inserted into the bamboo shaft, held in place with a band of woven plant fiber.