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inkaɁtapak (tumpline)
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • inkaɁtapak (tumpline), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 111 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 43 11/16 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5265

The tumpline has a wider strip of woven plant fiber in the center and two twisted plant fiber cords at either end. There are knots at the ends of the cords. There is string wrapping at one end of the woven section.

The strap was used to carry game. When it was not is use, men carried these in their heɁilu (bags).