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eite wake Ɂu (fire starting kit)
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • eite wake Ɂu (fire starting kit), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • stone, metal, horn, gourd, plant fiber, braiding
  • Object Length/Diameter: a 29 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: a 11 3/8 x 1 1/8 in
    Object Length/Width/Depth: b 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: b 1 3/8 x 1 x 3/4 in
    Object Length/Width/Depth: c 5.5 x 1 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: c 2 1/8 x 3/8 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5321.a,b,c

The fire-making kit, includes the following pieces:
2007.5321.a: is a container made of a small horn with a round piece of gourd for a lid. It is tethered with a braided plant fiber cord from the narrow end of the horn.
2007.5321.b: is a piece of irregular shaped white stone.
2007.5321.c: is a length of metal that is triangular in cross section.