Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ayoreo maker
  • arrow, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • bamboo, metal, plant fiber, feathers, gum resin
  • Object Length/Width: 95 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width: 37 3/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5353

The arrow has a bamboo shaft. It has a thin metal rod for a point, which is flattened at the end. It is held in place with plant fiber wrapping. The dark brown feathers were held in place with plant fibers. A small amount of resin is still present.