Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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men's bag
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • men's bag, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • caraguata fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 60 x 41 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 23 5/8 x 16 1/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5366

The pouch-like woven bag is gathered at the top of either end on a twisted plant fiber string loop. The light natural woven strap attaches to the loop on either end.

The top of the bag has stripes in dark brown and light natural. The ends are also striped. The body of the bag is decorated with a band of dark brown and light natural checkerboard down the center and chevrons on either side.