Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ayoreo peoples
  • spear, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, metal, wire, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 122 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 48 1/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5378

The spear is made from a dark brown wooden rod, tapered at one end. The metal rod inserts into wooden handle, held in place with a band of wire wrapping. There is additional wrapping of twisted plant fiber cord adjacent to the wire wrapping.