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double pointed dagger
  • Venezuela
  • double pointed dagger, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • wood, plant fiber, animal fur, pigment?, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 49.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm string not included in measurements
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 19 1/2 x 2 3/16 x 1 3/16 in string not included in measurements
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6812

The dark brown wooden stick is pointed at either end. The center portion is wrapped with plant fiber string, in solid bands near the ends and center and "x's" between. There is mottled brown fur in the center and two narrower bands at the ends of the plant fiber wrapping. There is a plant fiber string loop from one end to the other.