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: 183.5 x 8.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 72 1/4 x 3 3/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5519

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