Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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ishinte (ball)
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • ishinte (ball), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 7.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 1 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5290

The small cylindrical piece of wood is covered in woven plant fibers. It is a light natural color.

This ball is used in a soccer-like game played by women.