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painting on bark cloth
  • Mexico
  • painting on bark cloth, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • bark cloth, paint
  • Object Height/Width: 28 x 37 cm
    Object Height/Width: 11 x 14 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6901

The small rectangle of bark cloth depicts a bird and flowers. The bird has a light pink body and head. The yellow and bright pink wings are spread wide. It has bright pink legs. The long tail feathers are blue and bright pink with black and white detail and pink at the ends. There are white flowers with large pink centers with light green and yellow leaves and stems with black detail. There are bright pink triangles and geometric shapes along the bottom of the image, but above two thin black wavy lines.