Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ayoreo peoples
  • shovel, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, plant fiber, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 92 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 36 1/4 x 3 3/8 x 1 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5339

The long piece of wood has a wider, flat end that occupies half the overall length. The other end is tapered at an angle. It has a twisted plant fiber cord loop on the flattened end. It is grey-brown.