Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Karajá (Carajá) maker
  • quiver, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Brazil?
  • wood, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 32 x 7 x 9 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 5/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 9/16 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Pierre Stouse
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6208.01

The quiver (2007.6208.01) is made from leaf-like sections of plant fiber held together near one end with two rows of plant fiber cord stitching. The end closest to the stitching is closed and pointed. The other end is open, the leaf-like material allowing flexibilty to open or close the quiver. The strap is made of plant fiber cord attached at the rows of stitching. It is brown.