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, heron feathers, chicken feathers, guan feathers, string
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 93 x 6 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 36 5/8 x 2 3/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Haskell Springer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6506

The arrow has a bamboo shaft, cut on the angle at one end for the tip. There is one white feather and one black feather at the end. The feathers are held in place with black string.