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: 63 x 4 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 13/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Pierre Stouse
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6860

The arrow has a wooden shaft but no point. There are three dark brown feathers at one end, secured with sinew. There is a band of dark brown under the feathers. Two wavy lines and one straight line are incised on the shaft.