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figure dressed to gather chicle
  • Mexico
  • figure dressed to gather chicle, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • cloth, wood, thread, metal, seeds, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23 x 10 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/16 x 3 7/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Bruce Merwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4870

The standing human figure is wearing a white top with green sleeves, white pants and a black apron at the waist. He wears a red and yellow sash with a small metal knife. He is wearing a woven hat and a wooden frame on the back with plant fiber strings wrapped around the frame. He is standing on a small wooden base.