Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wooden sandal
  • unknown Ayoreo maker
  • wooden sandal, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, caraguata fiber, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 22 x 9.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 5/8 x 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5332

The single sandal has a rectangular wooden sole. It has a short loop of twisted plant fiber cord at the front. The twisted plant fiber cord is knotted through the sole at two points in the back and is joined to make a sling for the heel. The single cord is left to loop through the front loop.