Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ayoreo peoples
  • arrow, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • bamboo, metal, plant fibe, feathers, gum resin
  • Object Length/Width: 79 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 31 1/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5354

The arrow has a bamboo shaft and a long narrow metal point. It has plant fiber wrapping at either end of the shaft with resin over the top. Remnants of the feathers remain.