Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Venezuela
  • dagger, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • wood, plant fiber, animal fur
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 47 x 7 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 18 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6811

The wooden dagger has a dark brown blade with two notches near the tip. The handle is wrapped with plant fiber string with dark vertical stripes. There is dark brown fur with light spots above and below the handle. There is a short loop of twisted plant fiber string.