Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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arrow with stunner point
  • Ayoreo peoples
  • arrow with stunner point, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • bamboo, wood, guan? feathers, plant fiber, gum resin, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 151 x 7 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 59 7/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5514
Description

The long bamboo shaft has a conical wooden tip with a blunted point. It has dark brown feathers at the opposite end. The feathers and tip are held in place with plant fiber binding.

It was used for hunting birds and small mammals without piercing the skin.