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, wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 183 x 3 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 72 1/16 x 1 3/16 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Ronald Paul Lantz
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7210

The arrow has a light natural colored bamboo shaft and a long rod-like dark brown wooden point inserted in the end of the bamboo. The wrapping fibers at the joint are no longer present. Another segment of bamboo is inserted into the other end of the arrow. There is a noticeable bend in the shaft.