Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ayoreo peoples
  • whistle, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 12 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. and Celia Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5437

The teardrop shaped wooden whistle has a narrow end that is open with a notch just below for the whistle hole. The rounded end is not open. It is light brown. There is text written on the bulbous portion.