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Fish Arrow

Native NameChada
Object Number:65-10-145A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Cane (plant)
Wood
Cotton
Length: 155.5 cm
Width: 2.5 cm
Outside Diameter:1.8 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

Long, medium colored can shaft, a little cord wrapping at one end; palm bark inserted into other end, joint wrapped with black, white and red cord; bark carved in to three slim prongs, outer two barbed on sides, center on back; well smoothed.

Used in shooting fish, small birds, and lizards.

Confusing note: cane used is cana brava type; not as good as cana flechas type used in 65-10-145a.

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