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bolsa para harina (flour sack)
  • Mexico
  • bolsa para harina (flour sack), 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • plastic, weaving, printing
  • Object Height/Width: 103 x 52 cm
    Object Height/Width: 40 1/2 x 20 1/2 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5476
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The rectangular bag is sewn closed at one short end, but the other is open. It is white. The text on the front reads:
CENTRAL HARINERA, S.A.
MOLINO DE TRIGO

There is an image of a red bow over a yellow circle with shatterheads of wheat. It has red detail and a blue border. The text in the yellow circle reads:
MEDALL
DE
ORO

The text below the yellow circle reads:
CED. EMP. REG.S.S.A
No.720224 No77533*A*

CALZADA DE GUADALUPE No 246
MEXICO, D.F.
TELS. 517-45-13 . 759-14-00
CONTENIDO NETD 44 kgs.
HARINA FINA

There is an image of a bird head, off to side with text: HECHO EN MEXICO

It was used for carrying and storing things.