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Catalog Number ArK-009
Object Name Arrow
Description Bamboo shaft with a carved barbed palmwood point; point is inserted into the wood and was secured with a dark string; fletching is constructed with two halved feathers attached at their shafts to the other end of the bamboo with string; fletching is rounded; two smaller blue and red pieces of feathers are attached to the very end of arrow; end of bamboo is carved into a nock.
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Arara Kurambe
Date 1986
Material bamboo, string, wood, feather
Dimensions W-7 L-197.5 cm
Dimension Details Length of feathers = 21.1 cm
Length of barbed wood point = 42.2
Width is the widest point of arrow at feathers
Condition Good
Condition Notes Overall good condition; string is fraying and unraveling in places; feather barbs are separating
Catalog date 2011-08-10
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description Bamboo shaft, carved barbs of palmwood tip
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411, 237