Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Solomon Islands
  • arrow, late 1800s–1954
  • Where object was made: Malaita, Solomon Islands
  • bamboo, bone, plant fiber, wood, weaving, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 146 x 1.5 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 57 1/2 x 9/16 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ronald Paul Lantz
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7193

The arrow has a bamboo shaft and a very long dark brown wooden point. There are bone barbs at the end of the point that are held on with dark brown plant fiber. The segment of the point below the barbs is wrapped with dark brown and light natural colored plant fiber in a very small checkerboard pattern.