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gamarra (harness)
  • Mexico
  • gamarra (harness), 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • plant fiber, braiding, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 319 x 21 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 125 9/16 x 8 1/4 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5497

The loop of braided rope is a green, light natural, and a pink blob. The two light natural colored rope loops attach onto the braided loop and are fastened together near their respective ends with small rope loops (one bright pink, the other yellow) to allow the loops to slide. There are two bright pink tufts where these loops attach on the braided loop. There is a green tuft on a large knot where another length of rope attaches.