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Catalog Number Ky-072
Object Name Bow
Description Large bow with a small amount of twine wrapped around the limb and attached to one nock (shoulder strap or handle?); twine also runs the entire length of the bow from one nock to the other nock; there is a carved nock at both ends.

From the Xikrin Kayapo
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Culture Kayapo
Date 1972
Material Wood, twine
Dimensions W-3.3 L-216.3 cm
Condition Good
Catalog date 2011-08-25
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description palm wood, rough cross section, 85"
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411