Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ayoreo maker
  • bow, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, plant fiber, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 137.5 x 2.5 x 12.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 54 1/8 x 1 x 4 7/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5521

The bow is made from a long narrow strip of dark brown wood, slightly curved and a bowstring of twisted plant fiber cord. There is extra length for the bowstring, hanging from the knot at one end.