Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Solomon Islands
    active: Solomon Islands
  • arrow, late 1800s–1954
  • Where object was made: Malaita, Solomon Islands
  • bamboo, wood, plant fiber, gum resin, weaving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 144.5 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 56 7/8 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ronald Paul Lantz
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4046

The arrow has a shaft of bamboo that is currently in two pieces. It has a long wooden point. There is a segment of woven plant fiber in light and dark brown proximal to the tip. The tip has bone barbs held in place with plant fiber string, covered with black resin.