Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Otomí peoples
  • bag, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • cotton, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 56.5 x 21.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 22 1/4 x 8 7/16 in
  • Gift of the Josephine M. Wood Trust
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6727

The black drawstring bag has black and white drawstrings that probably double as a handle. The bag is black with a bird, looking over his left shoulder, on a branch with leaves. There is a triangular key-like pattern on either side and two rows above the bird. There are small black and white tassels at the top.