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Tocoyal

Object Number:42-35-369
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Coban
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Wool
Length: 600 cm
Width: 2.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942

Description

Tupui or coral snake for woman of noble class. Plaited into two long braids which fall down the back. Six loosely plaited rolls of wool are bound at each end into a cylinder which is then embroidered in a red, blue, green, and white diamond pattern. Beyond the cylinder are three plaited strands, each with two smaller cylinders- one midway and one at the end.

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