Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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altar base
  • unknown Wixaritari (Huichol) maker
  • altar base, early 1900s–1983
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • wood, yarn, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 x 8.5 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 1 3/16 x 3 3/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7282

The disc-like piece of wood has pompoms of yarn all the way around it in: red and black, bright pink and green, blue and dark blue, and yellow and orange.