Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Mexico
  • pail, 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • metal, wire, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 34 x 19.5 x 16 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/8 x 7 5/8 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5509

The pail was made from a repurposed silver colored metal can. Wire used for the handle. It has a cord of twisted plant fiber loosely knotted on the handle.

It was used for carrying, storing, and cooking.