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cincha tarria atrasera (strap)
  • Mexico
  • cincha tarria atrasera (strap), 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 121 x 19 cm
    Object Length/Width: 47 5/8 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5489

The strap is woven from twisted plant fiber strings. There are two woven portions and a segment in the middle that is not woven. It has short looped fringe on either end of the strap. It is a light natural color. There is a bright pink strip on one edge and a green strip on the other.

It was used to secure the load from sliding forward or back.