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canasta (basket with handle)
  • Amador Martinez Antonio
    active: Mexico
    Felicitas Angeles Sanchez
  • canasta (basket with handle), 1989
  • Where object was made: Santa Cruz Papalutla, Mexico
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 26 x 23 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/4 x 9 1/16 x 8 5/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4809

The barrel shaped basket is cylindrical with an expanded middle and has one handle spanning the opening, from the widest point to the widest point. It is a light natural color. The rim and handle are wrapped with a wider fiber than the horizontal fibers the basket is made from.