Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • South America
  • blowgun, 1900s
  • Where object was made: South America
  • wood, bark, gum resin, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 206 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 81 1/8 x 2 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7165

The very long and thin wooden tube is covered with resin and wrapped with brown bark strips. One end has a short cylindrical wooden mouthpiece with a constriction around the middle. There is a small blob of black resin on top of the plant fiber near the mouthpiece.