Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ayoreo maker
  • cradle, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 31 x 18.5 x 12 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5364

The baby sling has a bed portion woven from plant fibers in stripes of blue, red, and light natural. The ends of the bed portion are gathered on twisted plant fiber cords which join to a short woven light natural colored strap.