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keyik tɅtehymɁi (face net)
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • keyik tɅtehymɁi (face net), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Width: 22 x 50.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 8 5/8 x 19 7/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5371

The wide trapezoidal net is woven from plant fiber. There is twisted plant fiber string at the ends of the narrower edge, used to tie it in place.

It was worn by men over the face when procuring honey to prevent bee stings. It may also be dipped into honey for snacking or tasting.