Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Warao peoples
  • harpoon, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • cane, wood, string, metal, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 133.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 52 9/16 x 1 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Andrew M. Torres
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6494

The harpoon has a cane shaft and a dark brown wooden point at one end. A metal tip fits over the end of the wooden point. The tip is tethered to the joint between the shaft and the point with string. There is string wrapping at the joint to stabilize.