Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ayoreo maker
  • rattle, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • gourd, wood, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 24 x 11 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 9 7/16 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5416

The rattle is made from a globular gourd with a neck inserted on a wooden handle. It is an orange gourd with a light natural colored wooden handle.

The rattle is played only by men to accompany recreational singing.