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Catalog Number Kx-026
Object Name Arrow
Description 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
Culture Kaxuwana
Date 1972
Material bamboo, wood, string, feather, bone
Dimensions W-14 L-126.5 cm
Dimension Details Length of feathers = 5.2 cm
Width taken at widest point of feathers
Condition Fair
Condition Notes Bone and string are very loose and detaching from the wood shaft
Catalog date 2011-08-24
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description bamboo shaft, wood with bone tip
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411, 237