Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ayoreo maker
  • spoon, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 33 x 6 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 13 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5289

The wooden spoon has a straight handle. The bowl is roughly the shape of a half cylinder. There are two parallel black lines on the back side of the bowl that are the clan marks of the Picanerai clan. The spoon is a light natural color.