Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Hach Winik (Lacandón) maker
  • arrow, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • reed, wood, parrot feathers, stone, string, gum resin, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 111 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 43 11/16 x 1 3/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6492

The arrow has a reed shaft and a long, narrow wooden point with a small grey stone tip. The string wrapping is covered with resin at the joint between the shaft and the point and the point and the tip. The green and red feather fletching at the opposite end is also held in place with wrapping. It is a light natural color.

The plant fiber bow midway down the shaft may not be original.