Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Guaraní maker
  • bow, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • wood, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing?
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 69 x 2 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 27 3/16 x 13/16 x 1 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6851

The short bow has a plant fiber bowstring. The bow is covered with vertical strips in light natural and horizontal strips in black that result in a black bow (except for the unwrapped handle) with a light natural zigzag decoration.