Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Karajá (Carajá) maker
  • staff, 1970–1976
  • Where object was made: Goiás, Brazil
  • gourd, plant fiber, gum resin, amazon parrot feathers, roseate spoonbill feathers, woodburning, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 30.5 x 9 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Haskell Springer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4855

The short staff has a gourd at one end and woven plant fibers on the handle. The gourd is decorated with three ladder-like designs. There is a cluster at the top with two pink and three green feathers. The handle is covered with dark brown and light natural plant fibers in a spiral design.