Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ayoreo peoples
  • spatula, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 31 x 3 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 1 1/8 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5309

The thin wooden rectangle is slightly twisted. It is dark brown with a zigzag down one side, the mark of the Cutamoeja clan.

It was used to scoop the centers from roasted caraguatá roots.