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
  • plant fiber, pigment?, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 62 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 24 3/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5261

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 red-brown.

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