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caté (fur ornament)
  • Ayoreo peoples
  • caté (fur ornament), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • deer fur?, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width: 27 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width: 10 5/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5325

The two strips of deer fur are folded on top of themselves. They are held together with twisted plant fiber cord.

The cord ties around the neck, leaving the fur hanging to the back.