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  • Ecuador
  • bag, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Ecuador
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing, braiding
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16.5 x 14.5 cm height does not include straps
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/2 x 5 11/16 in height does not include straps
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4876

The woven bag has three braided straps that attach only at one end. The bag has a light natural field color. It is decorated with stacked blocks of color with finger-like extensions on the side. These blocks are in bright pink, red, dark blue, yellow, green-brown, purple or orange. The bottom appears to be rounded. The three straps are braided with light natural, orange, pink and purple strips.