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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 Length/Width: 31.5 x 26 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 3/8 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of Alain Deroulette
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6896

The small rectangle of bark cloth is painted with a very full design depicting two birds above two four-legged animals, possibly deer. The birds are blue with green heads. Their white wings are spread and their tails are blue, green, black, and white. The deer are yellow with brown detail. The area around the animals is filled with bright pink flowers, bright green leaves, and blue, white, yellow, and bright green teardrops and curlicues.