Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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sapap (whistle)
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • sapap (whistle), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, plant fiber, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 57 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 22 7/16 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5269

The wooden disc has a convex front and back, and a hole in the bottom. There are four small holes in the top with plant fiber string strung through them.

It was worn around the neck.