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canasto (basket with handle)
  • Tereso Sanchez
    active: Mexico
  • canasto (basket with handle), 1989
  • Where object was made: Ocotlán de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico or Ocotlán, Jalisco, Mexico
  • cane, wire, weaving, braiding, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 35 x 38 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 13 3/4 x 14 15/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4860

The large round woven basket has a wide handle spanning the opening. The handle is wrapped in wide strips of natural colored plant fiber. The rim is wrapped with alternating red and green fibers. Four short chains are made from the braided red plant fibers. There are four spaces: two have a braided natural colored ring, one of the rings has a small basket with a green handle. There are two of these small baskets with green handles that are no longer attached. It is possible there was a fourth basket in the fourth space.

It was used for shopping.