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ayate (carrying cloth)
  • Mexico
  • ayate (carrying cloth), 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • plastic, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 115 x 102 cm
    Object Length/Width: 45 1/4 x 40 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5475

The large square of woven plastic cloth has white with red and blue stripes at either end. Two edges are turned under. It has an open weave, so it is see-through.

One would place a bundle in the center and tie the opposite corners. It was carried over the shoulder.