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kaisek (harvesting fork)
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • kaisek (harvesting fork), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 157 x 12 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 61 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5517

The long stick has a slight bend in the center and is forked at one end following a naturally occuring branch. The non-forked end is cut at an angle. It is brown.

Women used this stick to harvest caraguatá roots.