Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Ayoreo maker
  • drill, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, metal, plant fiber, gum resin
  • Object Length/Diameter: 32.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 12 3/4 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5317

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 a wrapping of plant fiber string and resin at the junction.

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