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Catalog Number Kx-033
Object Name Arrow
Description Bamboo shaft with carved wood insert; 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-033".
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Kaxuwana
Date 1972
Material bamboo, wood, string, feather
Dimensions W-5.5 L-121.4 cm
Dimension Details Length of feathers = 13.0 cm
Width is taken at widest point of feathers
Condition Good
Catalog date 2011-08-24
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description Bamboo shaft, bamboo point
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411, 237