Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Yup'ik maker
  • arrow, 1890s
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska (present-day Alaska), United States
  • wood, feathers, string, sinew?, stone, bone, ivory, yarn, paint, braiding, carving, weaving
  • Object Length: longest 88 cm
    Object Length: longest 34 5/8 in
    Object Length: shortest 84 cm
    Object Length: shortest 33 1/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5535.08

2007.5535.08 is an arrow with a wooden shaft and three white feathers, two with red spots, at one end held in place with string binding. There is a bone segment at the other end. There is no point present, but a tether of braided string decorated with tufts of red yarn is present.