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Hair Band

Cinta

Native NameCinta
Object Number:85-2-194
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Nebaj
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 273 cm
Width: 28.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Hair band of striped cotton. Ends are pointed with three tassels consisting of loops which are bound in various colors and from which hang a multicolored pompom.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 76 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Two singles, multicolored cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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