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arrow shaft
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • arrow shaft, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola?
  • bamboo, guinea fowl feathers, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width: 81.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 32 1/16 x 1 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0781.03

This bamboo arrow shaft has plant fiber wrapped around the point end, but no point is present. Guinea fowl feathers are used for fletching and plant fiber is used for binding.