Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of wooden sandals
  • Ayoreo peoples
  • pair of wooden sandals, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, plant fiber, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: a 27 x 11.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: a 10 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/8 in
    Object Length/Width/Depth: b 26 x 10.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: b 10 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5328.a,b

The pair of sandals have soles that are flat wooden rectangles with a short loop of twisted plant fiber cord at front center. The two holes near back the anchor a plant fiber cord that wraps the foot, going through the front loop and left open on one side.