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Long arrow. Shaft is made from a light grass material, maintaining diameter until it is shaved slightly at its proximal end where it joins with the arrowhead. Strands of fibre are wound tightly many times around the connection. Head is of a dark brown wood, possibly Peruvian walnut. Two flared barbs sit at midpoint, narrowing to a point. Edges above barbs are sharpened. Lines of geometric design are etched into the arrowhead around barbs are below midpoint.


Collected by Mavis Balshaw while in the Peruvian Amazon in the mid-1960s.

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