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tsaɁak (slingshot)
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • tsaɁak (slingshot), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, rubber, leather
  • Object Length/Width: 13.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 5/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5285.01

The slingshot has a wooden "Y" shaped handle. A strip of black rubber was attached at the ends, but is currently separate. It consists of four parts, two are bound together at the ends and they were once bound together with a strip of leather that held the projectile.

Men and boys used these slingshots to kill birds.