Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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reata (rope)
  • Mexico
  • reata (rope), 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • plant fiber, dyeing
  • Object Length/Diameter: 925 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 364 1/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5479

The length of rope has one end that is knotted with a very short segment of green and the unravelled tuft is bright pink. It is currently bundled.

It was used for tying a load onto a donkey with a pack saddle.