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Bow and arrows

Museum number:
16-15018a-g
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Alternate number:
33 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.2927
Object count:
7
Description:
Bow and arrows set ("piamintsi chakopi"); bow is carved kuri wood with heavy cord string; 6 arrow of chakopi cane shafts with notches, feathers at one end; 3 arrows have simple cane reed points (unbarbed) and 3 have notched barbs of kuri wood; points set into shaft. 16-15018a—length: 122 cm; width: 3.2 cm. 16-15018b—length: 138.6 cm. 16-15018c—length: 135.6 cm. 16-15018d—length: 135.8cm. 16-15018e—length: 131.8cm 16-15018f—length: 129.9cm. 16-15018g—length: 135.2 cm.
Donor:
Allen W. Johnson, Orna R. Johnson, and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Shimaa village, Rio Kompiroshiato, Montaña, Peru
Verbatim coll. place:
Peru
Culture or time period:
Machiguenga
Maker or artist:
Felipe Cárdenas
Collector:
Allen W. Johnson and Orna R. Johnson
Collection date:
1972-1973
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing
Accession date:
1973
Context of use:
For hunting; plain unbarbed points are for peccaries, large game. Notched points are for monkeys.
Department:
Cat. 16 - South America (except Uhle Collection)
Comment:
Bow carved from kuri wood, strung; arrows of chakopi reed with feathers;; barbs are kuri or cane reed.
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