Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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poison darts
  • unknown Karajá (Carajá) maker
  • poison darts, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Brazil?
  • wood, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width: 22 x 25.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 8 11/16 x 10 1/16 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Pierre Stouse
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6208.02

The bundle of darts (2007.6208.02) is held together with two rows of twisted plant fiber cord. Each dart is a narrow shaft of wood, the pointed end dipped in a black poison. There is plant fiber cord wrapped close to either end keeping the darts in an orderly fashion.