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Hair Band

Cinta

Native NameCinta
Object Number:85-2-185
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria Nebaj
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 350 cm
Width: 34 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:185 - Other Number

Description

Hair band of red cotton with green stripes. Ends are triangular with three loops covered with embroidery. Multicolored tassel as fringe. One end brocaded in geometric pattern.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 68 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and green cotton. Four singles, white cotton. Two ply cotton in multicolors. Weft: 22 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Single faced brocading. Warp faced plain weave. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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