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mecapal para pecho (chest harness)
  • Mexico
  • mecapal para pecho (chest harness), 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: bundled 56 x 12 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: bundled 22 1/16 x 4 3/4 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5495

The strap is made from woven plant fiber. It has a thin dark blue band down the center and green on either edge. The woven portion is folded at either end to make a pocket. There is a small rope through each end, and the knot is seated in the pocket. The rope is bundled.