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Composite ceremonial arrow, resembling a fish-arrow, with hardwood shaft bound into bamboo. Decorated with hair (possibly human) at both ends, two white flight feathers flank the strips of snake-skin. There are also traces of raw cotton.
Length: 191 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Register 1960:
Composite "arrow", resembling a fish arrow, with hardwood shaft bound into bamboo (decorated with human (?) [sic] hair at both ends) and with two white flight feathers flanking strips of snakeskin: traces of raw cotton.
"TI-ÑIPTÓRO- sacred "arrow" fired by a spirit impersonator at the close of the WAI'Á. Young initiated men, not yet admitted to the "elders" compete for its collection".
Second consigment of a collection by the vendor from the AKWE-SHAVANTE INDIANS, RIO DAS MORTES REGION, MATO GROSSO, BRAZIL.
See also: 1959 Am10- Nos. 1-73 (pp. 18-23). Nos. 74-92 (pp. 30-31).
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Used at: Wai'a ceremony
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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