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Hair Band

Cinta

Native NameCinta
Object Number:86-49-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Totonicapan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Wool
Silk
Length: 1027 cm
Width: 2.9 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. John W. McPherson, 1986

Description

Hair band. Red wool with purple, magenta, orange, and green silk ends. Silk tassels. Designs of flowers and birds. Some carpet beetle damage on wool. Worn in Santiago Atitlan.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 22 epi, single ply, Z twist, three strands, white cotton. Weft red: 44 ppi, single ply, Z twist, 3/3 weft faced. Weft orange, green, purple: 13-26 ppi, single ply, Z twist, multistrand. Tapestry, weft faced, slit and oblique techniques. Woven on a treadle loom."

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