Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Warao peoples
  • harpoon, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • reed, wood, cord, metal
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 89.5 x 1.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 35 1/4 x 9/16 x 13/16 in
  • Gift of Andrew M. Torres
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6495

The length of reed has a tapered wooden point inserted in one end and a triangular metal point in the end of the wooden point. The reed is light brown and the wood is dark brown. There is a cord secured at the metal tip, the proximal end of the wooden point, and again about halfway down the reed shaft.