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quiver with grass stems
  • unknown Shuar maker
  • quiver with grass stems, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: Venezuela?
  • bamboo, plant fiber, gourd, gum resin, weaving, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 12.5 x 7.5 x 27.5 cm width does not include strap
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 4 7/8 x 2 15/16 x 10 13/16 in width does not include strap
    Object Length/Diameter: b 28 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: b 11 x 2 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4886.a,b

The bamboo quiver has a small brown gourd secured at the middle (2007.4886.a). The gourd has a small prominence and it is secured with a band of twisted plant fiber. There is a strap of woven plant fiber attached at the band of plant fiber. The strap is currently knotted. The tube and gourd are decorated with incised triangles resembling hourglasses.

The bundle of grasses, bound at one end, (2007.4886.b) was inside to hold the darts.