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spatula
  • Ayoreo peoples
  • spatula, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 33.5 x 3 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 13 3/16 x 1 1/8 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5311
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The flat, narrow wooden rectangle is dark brown and the zigzag incised on one side is the mark of the Cutamoeja clan.

It was used to scoop out the center of roasted caraguatá roots.