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Catalog Number Kx-023
Object Name Arrow
Description Bamboo shaft with wood insert and attached carved wood blade; blade has a removable sheath fashioned out of a type of leaf or husk and string; carved wood blade is secured to the wood with string; fletching is constructed out of two feathers that are secured to the bamboo shaft with string; smaller feathers are secured to the shaft at the base of the larger feathers; end of bamboo is carved into a nock.

From the Xikrin Kayapo
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Kaxuwana
Date 1972
Material bamboo, wood, string, leaf/husk material, feather
Dimensions W-3.4 L-161.5 cm
Dimension Details Length of feathers = 16.5 cm
Length of carved blade = 48.0 cm
Length of removable sheath = 46.0 cm
Width is taken at the widest point of the blade
Condition Good
Catalog date 2011-08-24
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411, 237