Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Aché peoples
  • arrow, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • bamboo, wood, plant fiber, guan? feathers, gum resin, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 180.5 x 8 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 71 1/16 x 3 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5518

Th elong bamboo shaft has a long wooden point with a long series of barbs on one edge. It has dark brown feathers at the opposite end. The feathers and tip are held in place with plant fiber binding and resin.