Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ayoreo peoples
  • bag, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 86 x 44 x 9 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 33 7/8 x 17 5/16 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5363

The rectangular bag is open on the short side. It is woven from plant fibers. It has green, red, dark blue and light natural horizontal stripes with bands of light natural colored diamond outlines overlaid on top. There are loops of twisted plant fiber cords. The woven strap between has stripes in red, blue and light natural.

It was used during hunting and during transportation.