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Catalog Number Kx-020
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Description Bamboo shaft with carved wood insert; unidentified material is wrapped around the intersection of the bamboo and wood; fletching is constructed out of two feathers that are secured to the bamboo with string; smaller feathers are attached to the bamboo at the base of the larger feathers; end of the bamboo is carved into a nock.

Labeled as "Kyx-020"
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Kaxuwana
Date 1972
Material wood, bamboo, string, feather
Dimensions W-6 L-169.5 cm
Dimension Details Length of feathers = 14.3 cm
Length of wood head = 48.5 cm
Width taken at widest point of feathers
Catalog date 2011-09-09
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description bamboo shaft, smooth palmwood point
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411, 237