Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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sitting belt
  • unknown Ayoreo maker
  • sitting belt, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • caraguata fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 65 x 12 cm
    Object Length/Width: 25 9/16 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5337

The narrow band of woven fiber appears to have been woven as a continuous band, as the vertical fibers are continuous at the connecting end. Two larger cords hang loosely at the side. It is a light natural color.

It was worn around the waist and one knee to support the lower back when squatting.