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coyunda (strap for oxen)
  • Mexico
  • coyunda (strap for oxen), 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • rubber, cloth?
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 49 x 33 x 18 cm bundled
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 19 1/4 x 13 x 7 1/16 in bundled
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4866

The long strip is made from recycled tires, locally known as "lona." It is currently bundled, though the strip appears about an inch wide.

It was used to secure the yoke to the oxen.