Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking maker
  • bow, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 112 x 3.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 44 1/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5274

The wooden bow is dark brown on one side and light natural on the other side. The bowstring is a cord of twisted plant fiber. The bow is currently not flexed and there is additional bowstring that is wrapped around the bow itself for about half of its length.