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tenate con mecapal (basket with backstrap)
  • Mixtec peoples
  • tenate con mecapal (basket with backstrap), 1989
  • Where object was made: Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • palm leaf fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 41 x 31 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 16 1/8 x 12 3/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4941

The nearly cylindrical basket has a rolled rim. It has a wide strap on the side of the rim attached with rope loops through rope loops. It is a light natural color. The side opposite the strap has a length of rope through some of the fibers, the end hangs loosely at the top.