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cincha argolla (cinch ring)
  • Mexico
  • cincha argolla (cinch ring), 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • plant fiber, metal, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 220 x 12 cm
    Object Length/Width: 86 5/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5496

The strap is made from parallel lengths of cord held in place at regular intervals, resulting in a loose "weaving." The center is yellow with a strip of red on either side and green on the edge. There is a metal ring at either end. There is a short length of light natural colored rope knotted in one metal ring.

It was tied to the saddle with two mecates (ropes).