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.

Date Made: 20th century

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

Place Made: Puerto Rico

Subject: Daily Life, Puerto Rico

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Ethnic, Cultures & Communities, Work, Vidal


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Credit Line: Gift of Teodoro Vidal

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0097.0956Catalog Number: 1997.0097.0956Accession Number: 1997.0097

Object Name: canteen

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


Record Id: nmah_602329

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