Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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panis (hairbrush)
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • panis (hairbrush), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • giant anteater hair, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Diameter: 22 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 8 5/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5268

The bundle of black animal hair bristles is bound in the center with a length of plant fiber string. One end of the bundle is more irregular than the other.