Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Karajá (Carajá) maker
  • bow, late 1900s–1976
  • Where object was made: Goiás, Brazil
  • wood, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 162 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 63 3/4 x 1 in
  • Gift of Haskell Springer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7190

The cylindrical wooden bow is slightly tapered at either end and has a small peg-like extension at either end. One end has the twisted plant fiber bowstring wrapped around. The bowstring is not attached at the other end. The end with the attached bowstring has a segment wrapped with brown and light natural woven plant fibers in a geometric pattern.