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piyeke (gourd spoon)
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • piyeke (gourd spoon), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • gourd, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 10 x 7 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 3 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5417

The spoon has a large bowl and a short handle made from a gourd that was cut in half longitudinally. There is twisted plant fiber string through the handle. It is orange.