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Hair Band

Cinta

Native NameCinta
Object Number:42-35-382
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Baja Verapaz
Rabinal
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 316 cm
Width: 4.2 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:315 - Other Number

Description

Ceremonial hair band formerly worn only by married women. Red cotton center and ends silk over cotton. Warps in bands of green, white, purple, red, lavender, gold and blue with decoration of birds, rabbits and conventional designs. Ball, cord and loose silk fringe at ends. Trade piece from Totonicapan.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 22 epi, two singles, white cotton. Weft red section: 80 ppi. Weft faced plain weave. Double faced tapestry weave in silk."

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