Stone Sling

About this object

History of use

For slinging stones.

Narrative

Acquired by the donor on a field collecting trip in and around Cuzco, Peru, in 1978.

Physical description

Wool sling. Thickly woven cord is stiff down its length, varying in width: thin at top, thicker at bottom, and at centre becoming wide and flat across a short span to accommodate a projectile object. Cord is patterned in triangular and herringbone designs. Base of thicker end is covered in a fringe of undyed yarn and green and pink tassels, and cord splits into four smaller pieces each holding a tassels of a single colour in green, purple, orange or pink.