Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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women's bag
  • unknown Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking maker
  • women's bag, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 78 x 52 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 30 11/16 x 20 1/2 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5367

The large pouch-like bag is made of woven plant fibers in a light natural and dark brown. One light natural woven strap is attached on either side with a loop of twisted plant fiber cord. The bag is decorated with stripes along the top edge, and a band of checkerboard along the bottom edge and checkerboard on the sides.