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: 94.5 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 37 3/16 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Milton R. Weaver, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4047.15

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