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Hair Band

Cinta

Native NameCinta
Object Number:66-34-66
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Quezaltenango
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Silk
Length: 164 cm
Width: 3.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-66 - Other Number

Description

Silk tapestry woven hair band. 110cm design units at both ends with horizontal stripes of birds, animals and geometrics. Undecorated area has bands of varying lengths of red-orange or magenta silk. Both ends finished with tassels starting with ball beading followed by tinsel wrapped maguey finished with a long tassel of either purple, green or gold silk threads.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft faced plain weave. Weft faced twill and double sided tapestry weave."

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