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utabec (men's bag)
  • Ayoreo peoples
  • utabec (men's bag), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 81 x 38 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 31 7/8 x 14 15/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • On view: Gallery 318
  • 2007.5365
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The rectangular bag is open on the short side. The bag is made of woven plant fiber with stripes in red, dark blue, grey and light natural. There are bands of light natural diamonds overlaid on the top half. Twisted plant fiber loops attach on either end of the open side. There is a short light natural woven strap between the loops.

It was used by men when hunting and transporting things.