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, plant fiber, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 147 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 57 7/8 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ronald Paul Lantz
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7211

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. There is a thin band of plant fiber wrapping at the joint. The shaft has been broken and remains in two pieces.