Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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caichecho (scissors for cutting hair)
  • Ayoreo peoples
  • caichecho (scissors for cutting hair), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • metal, string
  • Object Length/Width: a) 5 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: a) 1 15/16 x 1 15/16 in
    Object Length/Width: b) 4.5 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: b) 1 3/4 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5281.a,b

The two thin flat metal squares are each repurposed from a can. There is a hole in each and they are currently tied together with an unbleached string that may or may not be original. There is string through the hole on each square. One is yellow with a black diamond and some lettering. One is white with black text that reads:
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