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painting on bark cloth
  • Mexico
  • painting on bark cloth, late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • bark cloth, paint
  • Object Height/Width: 36.5 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width: 14 3/8 x 10 5/8 in
  • Gift of Alain Deroulette
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6899

The small rectangle of bark cloth depicts a bird with flowers. The bird has a bright orange body and head with bright light orange wings and a red comb and white legs. The long tail has blue, bright pink, and bright yellow-green stripes with bright orange along the sides. It is surrounded with purple flowers with orange and bright pink centers. The foliage is green, bright pink, bright light orange, blue, and purple. The red and green shapes may be stylized strawberries. There is a thin red and yellow outline for the border.