Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Warao peoples
  • bow, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • palm wood, moriche? fiber, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 153.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 60 7/16 x 1 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Andrew M. Torres
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7209

The thin slat of wood is tapered at either end. There is a notch at each end for a bowstring. The bowstring is made of twisted plant fiber and is attached at both ends but it is not taut. The excess is wrapped around one end. The wooden portion is mostly dark brown.