Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Brazil
  • bow, mid 1900s–1948
  • Where object was made: Brazil?
  • wood, plant fiber, stain?, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 180.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 71 1/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7159

The long wooden bow has a twisted plant fiber bowstring. The bow tapers toward the ends and has a small tab at each end to wrap the bowstring. The dark brown wood has light brown striations on the convex side and mostly light natural brown on the concave side. It has a light natural colored bowstring.