Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Chokwe peoples
  • arrow, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola?
  • bamboo, guinea fowl feathers, plant fiber, metal
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 77.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 30 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 1 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0781.16

This arrow has a bamboo shaft and metal leaf-shaped point. It has dark brown feathers with white dots. The feathers and point are held in place with plant fiber wrapping.