Costal (bag) - ROM2015_14431_16


Costal (bag)

Maker: Otomi culture
Medium:Wool and cotton double weave
Geography: Probably Mezquital Valley, State of Hidalgo, Mexico
Date: 1850-1899
31 x 22 cm
Object number: 965.148.3
Credit Line: Gift of Donald McLeish
Not on view

In rural areas, farmers often carry food to the fields in woven or netted bags. Eight-point stars and a scroll border decorate this drawstring bag, and wool tufts have been added. The warp ends have been elaborately plaited at the top, interlaced, then bound in groups.

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