Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ayoreo maker
  • necklace, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width: 29 x 14 cm
    Object Length/Width: 11 3/8 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5282

The four rectangles of dark brown wood have two holes in one long side of each rectangle for twisted plant fiber strings. The ends are left loose to tie.

It was worn as adornment by men or women.