Cantimplora

Description
This contemporary coconut canteen demonstrates dynamic craftsmanship using a variety of materials. The main body is made from a polished coconut incised with geometric designs. It is carried in a metal frame with a wooden handle and sealed with a plastic and cork stopper.
Description (Spanish)
Esta cantimplora contemporánea de coco es ejemplo de una artesanía dinámica que recurre al empleo de gran variedad de materiales. El cuerpo principal del objeto está confeccionado de coco pulido con incisiones de diseños geométricos; posee un soporte metálico con asa de madera y un tapón de plástico y corcho.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
20th century
Place Made
Puerto Rico
Physical Description
gourd shell; metal; plastic; wood (overall material)
handmade (overall production method/technique)
gourd shell (overall material)
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 31 cm x 19.5 cm x 16.5 cm; 12 3/16 in x 7 11/16 in x 6 1/2 in
ID Number
1997.0097.0956
catalog number
1997.0097.0956
accession number
1997.0097
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
subject
Daily Life
Puerto Rico
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Cultures & Communities
Work
Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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