Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Warao maker
  • torch, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • moriche palm fiber, beeswax
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 54.5 x 6.5 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 21 7/16 x 2 9/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Andrew M. Torres
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6832

The bundle of plant fiber is secured at regular intervals with plant fiber string. There is a tuft at one end and it is charred at the other. There is unseen beeswax inside the bundle of grass.