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, feathers, plant fiber, gum resin
  • Object Length/Width: 79.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width: 31 1/4 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5352

The arrow has a bamboo shaft and a thin metal rod inserted in the end as a point. The other end has dark brown feathers secured with plant fiber string and resin.