Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of sandals
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • pair of sandals, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • collared peccary skin, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: a 26 x 12.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: a 10 1/4 x 4 7/8 x 1 9/16 in
    Object Length/Width/Depth: b 27 x 13 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: b 10 5/8 x 5 1/8 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5333.a,b

The pair of sandals have rectangular soles made of peccary skin with the fur on the soles. They have a small loop of twisted plant fiber rope at the front and two more small loops on either side of the heel. Another plant fiber rope is laced through the loops.

Tapir skin sandals have been replaced by sandals with soles made from rubber tires.