Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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plate with butterfly design
  • Mexico
  • plate with butterfly design, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Mexico?
  • plant fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 28.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 11 1/4 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1040

This is a round basket with a flat bottom and flared sides. It is primarily red with a butterfly on the bottoma and with human figures, a human face, and a horse-like animal on the sides. Red, green, blue, and yellow is used to make designs.