Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ifugao maker
  • shuttle, late 1800s–1899
  • Where object was made: Luzon, Philippines
  • wood, metal, beads, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 1 x 2 x 24.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3/8 x 3/4 x 9 5/8 in
  • Gift of Captain William R. Van Tuyl
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3324

The narrow wooden rectangle has ends that are tapered from top to bottom. There are two rectangular cutouts, side by side, at each end. Each rectangular cutout has four light brown beads, each on a metal dowel. The other side of the shuttle has a large rectangular recess.