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Hair Band

Cinta

Native NameCinta
Object Number:42-35-86
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quezaltenango
Concepcion Chiquirichapa
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 219 cm
Width: 6 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:51-C - Other Number

Description

Woman's hair band. Natural brown cotton with brocaded bands of red, blue and purple cotton and red, orange, yellow, green and magenta silk in geometric patterns, plants and birds.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 42 epi, two singles, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, three singles, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Balanced plain weave. Brocading is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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