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, gum resin, feathers
  • Object Length/Width: 92 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 36 1/4 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5355

The arrow has a bamboo shaft and a very long thin metal rod inserted in the end for a point. The distal end is flattened, the proximal end is held in place with plant fiber wrapping and resin. A small amount of dark brown feathers are left at the other end with plant fiber wrapping and resin.