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servilleta-coloador (straining cloth)
  • Mexico
  • servilleta-coloador (straining cloth), 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • cotton, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 60 x 39 cm
    Object Length/Width: 23 5/8 x 15 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5466

The small rectangle of unbleached cotton has three thin red lines at either end. There is selvage along the long edges and the short edges have a short fringe.

The cloth was used to strain liquids, for instance, to make cheese.