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bolsa para alimentes (food bag)
  • Mexico
  • bolsa para alimentes (food bag), 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • plastic, weaving, printing
  • Object Height/Width: 102 x 57 cm
    Object Height/Width: 40 1/8 x 22 7/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5477

The rectangular bag is made of woven white plastic strips. It is open on one short side and sewn on one long side and one short side.

Side one has a green square with a large pig and small pig in white with a black outline. There is an image of a stylized plant above a square in green with text in blue:

The white text in the green square reads:
un balance que da uftildades

The black text in the green square reads:
Nutriciimentos Del Istino, S.A. de C.V.
Canec Transistmica No 906
[illegibe] EL CHAPA Moin de Ixhuatlan
Del Sureste Ver.

On side two there is a green stylized plant above CAMPI in blue.
un balancequeda utilidades (in green)
Plan de Alimentation
para Cerdos (in blue)

There is a grid in green with three cells across and six down, apparently describing the amount per weight.

There are two paragraphs in black text at the bottom, one on the left, and one on the right.

It was used for carrying and storing things.