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two pair of fire sticks
  • Ayoreo peoples
  • two pair of fire sticks, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, carving, burning
  • Object Length/Diameter: a 32.5 x 1.3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: a 12 3/4 x 1/2 in
    Object Length/Diameter: b 39 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: b 15 3/8 x 3/8 in
    Object Length/Diameter: c 33 x 1.2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: c 13 x 1/2 in
    Object Length/Diameter: d 28.5 x 1.4 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: d 11 1/4 x 1/2 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5318.a-d
Description
Exhibitions

These four sticks were used to make fires.

2007.5318.a: is a stick with a worn and rounded end (Ayoreo: dikitade).
2007.5318.b: is a stick with a worn and rounded end (Ayoreo: dikitade).
2007.5318.c: is stick with two holes worn into one end (Ayoreo: dikitadi).
2007.5318.d: is a stick with three holes worn into one end (Ayoreo: dikitadi).