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needle and piece of niyek (string)
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • needle and piece of niyek (string), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • caraguata fiber, metal
  • Object Length: .01) 12.5 cm
    Object Length: .01) 4 15/16 in
    Object Length: .02) 202 cm
    Object Length: .02) 79 1/2 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5266.01,2

The large metal needle (2007.5266.01) is strung with a short piece of twisted plant fiber string (2007.5266.02). It is accompanied with a bundle of the same twisted plant fiber string (2007.5266.03).