Hair Band



From: Guatemala | Santa Maria Nebaj | Department of Quiche

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Cinta
Object Number 70-13-21B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Ixil
Provenience Guatemala | Santa Maria Nebaj | Department of Quiche
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Cotton hair band of mullticolored stripes. Ends finished in "V" shape. Pom poms attached with cotton threads bound with multicolored silk, 5 at on end and 4 at the other. Solitary brocaded design unit of multicolored diamonds. Machine finished.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 76 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton. Two ply cotton in multicolors. Weft: 11 ppi, three singles, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 296.5 cm
Width 45.5 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase, 1970

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