Hair Band



From: Guatemala | Department of Totonicapan

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Cinta
Object Number 86-49-3
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Totonicapan
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Wool | Silk

Hair band. Red wool with purple, magenta, orange, and green silk ends. Silk tassels. Designs of flowers and birds. Some carpet beetle damage on wool. Worn in Santiago Atitlan.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 22 epi, single ply, Z twist, three strands, white cotton. Weft red: 44 ppi, single ply, Z twist, 3/3 weft faced. Weft orange, green, purple: 13-26 ppi, single ply, Z twist, multistrand. Tapestry, weft faced, slit and oblique techniques. Woven on a treadle loom."

Length 1027 cm
Width 2.9 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. John W. McPherson, 1986

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