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one of a set of four blowgun darts
  • Venezuela
  • one of a set of four blowgun darts, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Orinoco River, Venezuela
  • wood, kapok fiber
  • Object Length/Diameter: 36.3 x 0.7 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 5/16 x 1/4 in
  • Gift of Philip R. Montgomery
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6842.01
Description

This is one of a set of four thin sticks of wood that is pointed at one end. It is a light natural colored.
2007.6842.01 has a small bundle of kapok fiber at the non-pointed end. The fiber is a light natural color. The wood is darker or discolored.

A small bundle of kapok fiber is associated with the darts, but is not attached.