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Catalog Number Km-015
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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 "Ky-015"
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Mekranoti
Date 1970's
Material bamboo, wood, feather, string
Dimensions W-4.3 L-161 cm
Dimension Details Length of feathers = 13.5 cm
Length of wood head = 56.9 cm
Width is taken at the widest point of feathers
Condition Good
Catalog date 2011-09-09
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description bamboo shaft, smooth hardwood point
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411, 237