Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Warao peoples
  • bow, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • palm wood, moriche fiber, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 174 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 68 1/2 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Andrew M. Torres
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7208

The thin slat of wood is tapered at either end. It is not curved. There is a notch at each end for a bowstring. The bowstring is made of twisted plant fiber and is attached at one end, though there is a loop at the other end. The wooden portion is mostly dark brown.