Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spear shaft
  • Papua New Guinea
  • spear shaft, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Wau, Papua New Guinea
  • bamboo, plant fiber, gum resin, braiding
  • Object Length/Diameter: 140.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 55 5/16 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Milton R. Weaver, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7143

The long bamboo shaft is brown. One end is wrapped with braided plant fibers and resin.