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  • Ayoreo peoples
  • arrow, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • bamboo, metal, gum resin, feathers, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width: 81.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 32 1/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5351
Description

The arrow has a bamboo shaft and a very long needle-like metal point inserted in the end. It is held in place with plant fiber wrapping and resin. The dark brown feathers on the other end are held in place with plant fiber wrapping and resin.