Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ifugao or Negrito maker
  • arrow, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • bamboo, metal, feathers, adhesive tape, dyeing
  • Object Length: 98.5 cm
    Object Length: 38 3/4 in
  • Gift of the Olga E. and Lt. Colonel Raymond H. Hollis family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3563.05

The arrow has a bamboo shaft and metal point. The triangular point has barbs at the bottom. Adhesive tape wraps the end near the metal, holding purple feathers in place. Adhesive tape also wraps the fletched end, keeping the dark brown fletching in place as well as purple feathers at the base of the fletching.