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woven palm decoration
  • Ne'ivi Davi (Highland Mixtec) peoples
  • woven palm decoration, 1989
  • Where object was made: Ocotlán de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico or Ocotlán, Jalisco, Mexico
  • palm leaf fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 79 x 39 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 31 1/8 x 15 3/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5199

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 is a circle of pleated and fanned palm leaf at the top of the woven portion and loose palm fiber strips above. It is a light natural color.