Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Paraguay
  • arrow, late 1800s–2002
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • bamboo, wood, plant fiber, gum resin, feathers
  • Object Length/Width: 117 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 46 1/16 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5359

The arrow has a bamboo shaft and a long dark brown wooden point with barbs. It is held in place with plant fiber wrapping and resin. The white feathers are held in place at the other end with plant fiber and resin.