Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ayoreo maker
  • bow, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Paraguay?
  • wood, plant fiber, carving, staining
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 146.5 x 9 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 57 11/16 x 3 9/16 x 1 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7198

The length of wood is slightly curved with a peg-like extension on either end. It is light natural on the convex side and dark brown on the concave side. The bowstring is made of twisted plant fiber that is attached at both ends, and the extra bowstring is wrapped around one end.