Bamboo shaft with carved wood insert; bone tip is attached (but very loose) to the wood with string; fletching is constructed out of two feathers which are attached to the bamboo with string; two smaller feathers are attached to the base of the larger feathers; nock carved into end of the bamboo.
From the Xikrin Kayapo; labeled as "Kyx-026"
|Collection||Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection|
|Material||bamboo, wood, string, feather, bone|
|Dimensions||W-14 L-126.5 cm|
Length of feathers = 5.2 cm
Width taken at widest point of feathers
|Condition Notes||Bone and string are very loose and detaching from the wood shaft|
|Cataloged by||Jessie Cohen|
|Collector Description||bamboo shaft, wood with bone tip|
|OCM Categories||220, 224, 411, 237|