Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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hoonat (spoon for caraguatá roots)
  • unknown Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking maker
  • hoonat (spoon for caraguatá roots), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 17.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 6 7/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5292

The spatulate spoon has a straight handle and a ong, flat "bowl" without a concavity. It is dark brown.