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fiber sponge
  • Ayoreo peoples
  • fiber sponge, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • caraguata fiber
  • Object Length/Width: 30 x 19 cm
    Object Length/Width: 11 13/16 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5271.02

The strands of light brown plant fiber are bound near one end. This is one of two small bundles.

This is used to dip honey from the hive.