Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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float with line, sinker, and hook
  • unknown Warao maker
  • float with line, sinker, and hook, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • palm , metal, plastic
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 88 x 6.5 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 34 5/8 x 2 9/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Andrew M. Torres
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6483

The long cylindrical object is made from the petiole of a palm frond. Plastic fishing line is wrapped at either end, and a cluster of it is wrapped at one end with a metal hook. It is a light natural color.