Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Papua New Guinea
  • bowstring, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Wau, Papua New Guinea
  • bamboo
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 143 x 2.5 x 2 cm does not include broken end
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 56 5/16 x 1 x 13/16 in does not include broken end
  • Gift of Milton R. Weaver, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6510

The narrow strip of bamboo is knotted at either end, though one knot is currently broken off. It is light brown.