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Culture/People:
Karajá (Caraja)  Search this
Collector:
Francis Gow-Smith (Francis William Gow-Smith), Non-Indian, 1894-1939  Search this
Seller:
Francis Gow-Smith (Francis William Gow-Smith), Non-Indian, 1894-1939  Search this
Object Name:
Spear
Media/Materials:
Palm wood, animal bone, macaw feather/feathers, vegetal fiber, feather/feathers, parrot feather/feathers, wax, reed, bark, animal hoof/hooves, nut shell/shells
Techniques:
Carved, twill-plaited
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Rio Araguaia; Mato Grosso State and Goiás State, Central-West Region, or Tocantins State, North Region; Brazil
Collection History:
Collected between 1922 and 1924 by explorer and amateur ethnologist Francis Gow-Smith (1894-1939); purchased by MAI from Francis Gow-Smith in 1924.
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Catalog Number:
13/6421
Barcode:
136421.000
See related items:
Karajá (Caraja)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_146722