Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ifugao or Negrito peoples
  • spear, late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • bamboo, metal, string, feathers, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 182.5 x 7 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 71 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/16 in
  • Gift of the Olga E. and Lt. Colonel Raymond H. Hollis family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7184

The spear has a light natural colored bamboo shaft and metal point. The end of the point is long and thin with an inset barb on either side near the middle. The point is held in the end of the shaft with string wrapping. There are three sets of short purple feathers near the point. The opposite end has three brown and white striped feathers secured with string and an addtional three sets of short purple feathers.