Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ayoreo maker
  • whistle, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 6.5 x 5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 2 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. and Celia Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5438

The triangular shaped wooden whistle has the mouthpiece end blunted. It has a small rectangular whistle hole. The end opposite the mouthpiece is rounded in cross section. It is brown.