Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Brazil
  • arrow, 1940s
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • reed, wood, feathers, string, gum resin, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 184 x 6 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 72 7/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 in
  • Gift of Barbara Pirtle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7181

The arrow has a very long brown reed shaft. There is a long, narrow dark brown wooden point inserted in one end that has a series of small barbs down either side near the end. The joint is wrapped with string and resin. The opposite end has two dark brown feathers, secured with string and resin.