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stopper for a gourd bottle
  • Ayoreo peoples
  • stopper for a gourd bottle, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • bottle tree bark, string
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5275

The round wooden stopper is for a gourd, used to store seeds. It is more domed on one side than the other. It is dark brown and has two unbleached strings tied around it that may or may not be original.