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: 55 x 3 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 21 5/8 x 1 3/16 x 1 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Pierre Stouse
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6859

The arrow has a wooden shaft but no point. Three brown and white feathers are held in place with sinew. There is brown paint at the feather end. Two wavy lines and one straight line are incised on the shaft.