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isabike (knife for caraguatá)
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • isabike (knife for caraguatá), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • palo santo wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 20 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width: 7 7/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5291

The spatulate wooden object has a straight handle and a wide, flat end with small notches along the straight edge of the end. It is dark brown.

This is held between the feet and the caraguatá is sawed back and forth across it.