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woven palm leaf
  • Ne'ivi Davi (Highland Mixtec) peoples
  • woven palm leaf, 1989
  • Where object was made: Asunción Nochixtlán, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • palm leaf fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 88 x 36 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 34 5/8 x 14 1/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5201

The center ridge of a palm leaf has strips of palm leaf woven around it, creating a ridge of loops up either side. The ends of the strips are left loose on the sides. There are three curled at the top and remainder are left loose at the top. It is a light natural color.

These are made and sold by Mixtecs, but all Catholics used them as part of Palm Sunday services.