Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Bororo maker
  • arrow, 1970s
  • Where object was made: Mato Grosso, Brazil
  • bamboo, blue and yellow macaw feathers, guan feathers, chicken feathers, heron feathers, string
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 94.5 x 3.5 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 37 3/16 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Haskell Springer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6505

The arrow has a bamboo shaft, cut on an angle for a tip. The fletched end has two feathers, white at one end and black on the other. The feathers are inserted into the bamboo and held in place with black string.