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: 119 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 46 7/8 x 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4019.08

The arrow has a bamboo shaft and long, narrow bamboo point. The point is adjacent to a short segment of dark brown wood. The wood is carved with a herringbone-like pattern and there is a band of woven plant fiber on either end. There is black resin at the proximal end of the point.