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woven palm leaf
  • unknown Ne'ivi Davi (Highland Mixtec) maker
  • woven palm leaf, 1989
  • Where object was made: San Juan Bautista Cuicatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • palm leaf fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 41.5 x 22.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 5/16 x 8 7/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5193

The rosette of woven palm leaves is mounted on a vertical bundle of palm leaf strips. The bottom of the vertical element is spread into a wider, circular base and held in place with a bright pink strip. There is a green strip at the bottom of the vertical element and one band of pink and green in the rosette.

It was used as part of Palm Sunday services.