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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: 35 x 25.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 13 3/4 x 10 1/16 in
  • Gift of Alain Deroulette
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6898

The small rectangle of bark cloth is painted with a bird and flowers. The bird has a bright pink neck and body, the wings are light purple with bright orange and green detail, and the tail is bright pink with bright yellow-green at the end. Bright green flowers with bright pink centers surround the bird. The foliage is bright green, bright yellow-green, green, light puple, and bright pink.