University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 65-10-167
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Curanja River
Culture Area: Amazonia
Length: 177cm
Width: 2.7cm
Thickness: 1.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


Smoothed thick palm bark, tapered at ends, notched; heavy twisted cord, one side goes along back of bow for extra strength and to provide extra cord in case a bowstring breaks white hunting. Used for any prey.

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