Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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piyeke (gourd bowl)
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • piyeke (gourd bowl), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • gourd, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9 x 19.5 x 23.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/2 x 7 5/8 x 9 1/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5403

The bowl is made from half of a gourd, cut longitudinally. The neck of the gourd has a loop of twisted plant fiber thread through the end. There are three old repairs, stitched with plant fiber. It is orange.