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cincha de garabato (strap)
  • Mexico
  • cincha de garabato (strap), 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • plant fiber, wood, braiding, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 66 x 12 cm
    Object Length/Width: 26 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5498

The short strap is made from nine braids of plant fibers sewn together with a plant fiber string. It has another braid in a wavy line over the top. One end has a roughly carved wooden hook. The other end has the loop where the braids are doubled over. It is a light natural color.

It was used to tighten the costal (2007.5506).