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Hair Band

Cinta

Native NameCinta
Object Number:78-9-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Sacapulteca
Provenience: Guatemala
Sacapulas
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Length: 182.9 cm
Width: 8.3 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1978

Description

Hair band in green cotton with embroidered geometric designs in blue, magenta, purple and yellow woolen yarn. Three tassels at each end in purple, magenta, blue yellow and green yarn.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 28 epi, two ply, green cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, three (two ply) green cotton. Balanced plain weave. Brocading is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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