Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • arrow, 1890s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • wood, paint, feathers, string, ivory, paper, bone, yarn, carving, braiding
  • Object Length: 74 cm
    Object Length: 29 1/8 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5538

The arrow has a red wooden shaft and three white feathers held in place with string. The opposite end has an ivory segment, one end wrapped with paper and white string. There is a bone point with three barbs and a braided tether, decorated with tufts of red yarn.