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Arm Band

Object Number:31-23-49B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Rawhide
Pigment
Wood
String
Feather
Length: 69.5 cm
Width: 9.9 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from George E. Starr, 1931
Other Number:18671 - Other Number

Description

Arm band made from a flat, triangular piece of wood painted on both sides. The design is of an inner yellow field with three vertical crosses in black, a blue band surrounding the yellow field, then a red band surrounding the blue band. Each band is bordered by a black line. The top of the triangle is rounded and alternates between a black central field, yellow surrounding that, and finally a black border. These painted designs are repeated on the reverse. There are two perforations on each side and strings are inserted. One string has a feather attached. The board is attached to thin, buckskin straps dyed red. A painted, wooden ball is strung onto the buckskin straps just above the triangular, wooden portion.

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