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mecapal para cabeza (head harness)
  • Mexico
  • mecapal para cabeza (head harness), 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 85 x 13 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 33 7/16 x 5 1/8 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5500

The short strap of woven plant fiber has a thin stripe down the center in blocks of dark blue and green. It has a thin stripe on each edge in red and orange. The field color is light natural. There is a length of rope at either end, held in place with a knot. The loose ends of the rope are bundled together in a larger knot.