Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Karajá (Carajá) maker
  • arrow, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Brazil?
  • wood, feathers, sinew, paint. incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 61 x 4.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 x 1 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Pierre Stouse
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6858

The arrow has a wooden shaft that is tapered at one end but has no point. The opposite end has three dark brown feathers held in place with sinew. There is dark brown paint under the feathers. There are two wavy lines and one striaght line incised into the shaft.