Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Papua New Guinea
  • arrow, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Wau, Papua New Guinea
  • bamboo, wood, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Diameter: 92.5 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 36 3/8 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Milton R. Weaver, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4047.06

The bamboo arrow has a dark brown wooden point inserted at one end. The point is held in place with plant fiber wrapping at the joint. There is a short segment of vertical stripes on the bamboo.