Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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large bag
  • Ayoreo peoples
  • large bag, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 98 x 106 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 38 9/16 x 41 3/4 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5368

The very large bag is a semicircular pouch shaped bag. The small loop of plant fiber cord on each side attach to a short woven strap.

It was used only by women for the long distance transportation of possessions.