Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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tenate tortillera (basket for tortillas)
  • unknown Mixtec maker
  • tenate tortillera (basket for tortillas), 1989
  • Where object was made: Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • palm fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 23.5 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 1/4 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4810

The nearly cylindrical basket has a square bottom and a round rim. It is a light natural color with a herringbone weave.