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escobilla (brush for making tortillas)
  • Teresa Sanchez Bautista
    active: Mexico
  • escobilla (brush for making tortillas), 1989
  • Where object was made: San Andres, Nochixtlán District, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • palm leaf fiber
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 32 x 18 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 5/8 x 7 1/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5189

The short handheld bundle of strips of palm leaf fiber are folded at one end and are held in place with a binding of twisted palm leaf fiber.

It was used to brush lime on the comal (griddle).