Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • South America
  • bow, late 1800s–1990
  • Where object was made: South America
  • wood, plant fiber, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 153 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 60 1/4 x 1 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6206

The bow is made from dark brown wood. The bowstring is made from twisted plant fibers looped around a tab at each end of the bow. There is a knot in the middle of the bowstring and a small amount of additional length at one end.