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Catalog Number Ka-037
Object Name Arrow
Description Bamboo shaft with carved wood insert; string is wrapped around the intersection of the bamboo and wood; wood head has been carved into a barbed point; fletching is constructed out of two feathers that are secured to the bamboo with string; end of the bamboo is carved into a nock.

Labeled as "Kx-037"
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Ka
Date 1970
Material wood, bamboo, string, feather
Dimensions W-6.9 L-169.8 cm
Dimension Details Length of feathers = 8.9 cm
Length of wood head = 34.6 cm
Width is taken at the widest point of feathers
Condition Good
Catalog date 2011-09-09
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description reed shaft, carved barbs on hardwood point
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411, 237