Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ipili-Payala maker
  • bow, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • wood, bamboo, plant fiber, carving, weaving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 154 x 6 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 60 5/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7195

The dark brown slat of wood is slightly curved and tapered at either end. The strip of light natural colored bamboo is knotted at each end of the bow. Bands of woven plant fiber strips are clustered at one end.