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double pointed dagger
  • Venezuela
  • double pointed dagger, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • wood, plant fiber, seeds, gum resin, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 52 x 3 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 20 1/2 x 1 3/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6813

The wooden stick has a point at either end. It is wrapped with plant fiber string for most of its length, forming "x's." There are large oblong brown seeds at one end, separated by light grey seeds. There are oblong brown seeds, cut in half, at regular intervals along the length. There is a band of light grey seeds at the other end with red seeds hanging off. There is twisted plant fiber string from one end to another.