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Hair Band

Cinta

Native NameCinta
Object Number:66-34-82
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Sacapulteca
Provenience: Guatemala
Sacapulas
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Technique:Crocheted
Length: 336 cm
Width: 8.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-82 - Other Number

Description

Hair band of red, plain weave cotton with white stripes parallel to each selvedge. Both ends are finished with a red, green and yellow triangular forms. Large, red, green and yellow cotton thread tassels attached to each corner of the triangle.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 80 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton. Weft: 14 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Needle looping at ends. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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