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gourd bottle with stopper
  • unknown Ayoreo maker
  • gourd bottle with stopper, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • gourd, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Diameter: 13.5 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 5/16 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5396.a,b

The globular gourd has a very short neck (2007.5396.a). It is light brown. A bundle of light natural colored plant fiber is used as a stopper (2007.5396.b). The string tied around the bundle of plant fiber is probably not original.

It was used to store and carry seeds.