Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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tenate con mecapal (basket with backstrap)
  • unknown Mixtec maker
  • tenate con mecapal (basket with backstrap), 1989
  • Where object was made: Santiago Yosondúa, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • palm leaf fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 39.5 x 31.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 15 1/2 x 12 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4940

The tall, nearly cylindrical basket has a rolled rim and a wide strap to one side. The field color for the basket is vertical stripes of light natural and dark brown, but there are wide diagonal stripes of light natural. The strap is light natural.