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costal para aparejo (mat)
  • Mexico
  • costal para aparejo (mat), 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 131 x 52 cm
    Object Length/Width: 51 9/16 x 20 1/2 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5506

The rectangular mat is made of woven plant fiber. It has a light natural color and two thin strips of pink and light green. The mat appears to be two narrow mats sewn together and the colored stripes are in the middle of the narrower mats.

It was placed under a load to protect the donkey's back if a pack saddle was not used.