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tenate (tortilla basket) cover
  • Florencio Gomez
    active: Mexico
    Gomez
    active: Mexico
  • tenate (tortilla basket) cover, 1989
  • Where object was made: Ocotlán de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • cotton, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 100 x 76.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 39 3/8 x 30 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5465
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The rectangle of thin cotton is red and blue plaid. It has white and red fringe at either end, held together at the ends with a thin blue band. Wider stripes in the plaid have darker toned diamond outlines or interlocking rings.

It was used to cover a tenate (tortilla basket).