Head Band



From: Guatemala | San Juan Ostuncalco | Department of Quezaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Cinta
Object Number 85-2-324
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Mam
Provenience Guatemala | San Juan Ostuncalco | Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

Hair band of red cotton with brocaded geometric designs in purple, green, blue, and yellow cotton thread. Hemmed at both ends.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, four singles, Z twist, red cotton in ground weave. Warp faced plain weave. Two faced brocading. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 292 cm
Width 8 cm
Credit Line Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

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