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grupa trasera (rear harness)
  • Mexico
  • grupa trasera (rear harness), 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • plant fiber, cotton
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 39 x 9 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 15 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5499

The loop is made from six strands of twisted plant fiber cord, sewn together side by side. The strap ends are sewn together to form a small pocket at one end of the loop. A segment of the strap, opposite the pocket, is wrapped with a piece of unbleached cloth, repurposed from a storage bag of some kind.

It fits over the donkey's rear to keep the pack saddle from sliding forward.