Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ayoreo maker
  • drill, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, metal, wire
  • Object Length/Diameter: 34 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 13 3/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5316

The tool has a straight wooden handle and a piece of large diameter wire inserted in one end. The metal is held in place with wire wrapping at the junction.

This is to be spun between the hands to make holes.