Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Brazil
  • arrow, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • bamboo, wood, plant fiber, string, guan? feathers, parrot feathers, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 162.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 64 x 2 3/16 x 1 3/16 in
  • Gift of Robert D. Turner Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7188

The arrow has a long bamboo shaft and a long, narrow brown wooden point inserted at one end. It is secured with string wrapping at the joint and plant fiber wrapping. The brown feathers with thin white stripes are held in place with string wrapping. There are small downy blue parrrot feathers at the notched end.