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jadé (quiver with darts)
  • unknown Urarina maker
  • jadé (quiver with darts), 1990s
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • marona wood, gum resin, pate gourd, huimba fiber, tamishi vine, chambira palm fiber, weaving, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 18 x 12.5 x 34 cm length without strap
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 1/16 x 4 7/8 x 13 3/8 in length without strap
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4887

The quiver is made from a bamboo tube closed at one end with a thick coat of resin. The open end is decorated with a band of chevrons. The tube is decorated with incised lines in erratic shapes. A small stick is tied to the shaft with twisted plant fiber cord. The stick holds a brown spherical gourd with a small opening that shows fluffy white plant fiber filling. There is a strap of woven plant fiber held in place with a band of green cord. A bundle of grasses inside holds the darts in place. There is a small tuft of downy white material caught on the end of a dart.