Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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petate (mat)
  • Mixtec peoples
  • petate (mat), 1989
  • Where object was made: Santa María Añuma, Asunción Nochixtlán, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • palm leaf fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 83 x 60 cm
    Object Length/Width: 32 5/8 x 23 5/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5505

The rectangular mat is a light natural color but is otherwise undecorated.

It was used for kneeling while making tortillas.