Hair Band



From: Guatemala | Quezaltenango | Department of Quezaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Cinta
Object Number 85-2-9
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Quezaltenango | Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Manufacture Location Guatemalan | Totonicapan
Date Made pre 1940
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk | Wool

Cofradia head band. Red wool and cotton with tapestry patterning in silk with long tassels. Some metallic fibers in tassels. Woven in Totonicapan. The middle is solid red and the patterning is along the ends of the hair band.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp red section: 28 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft red section: 68 ppi, single, Z twist, red cotton. Warp tapestry section: 28 epi. Weft faced plain weave- red section. Weft faced twill and double faced tapestry weave."

Length 256 cm
Width 25 cm
Credit Line Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number 9 - Other Number

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