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Hair Band

Cinta

Native NameCinta
Object Number:85-2-9
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Quezaltenango
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Manufacture Location: Guatemalan
Totonicapan
Date Made: pre 1940
Early Date: 1935
Late Date: 1940
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Wool
Length: 256 cm
Width: 25 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:9 - Other Number

Description

Cofradia head band. Red wool and cotton with tapestry patterning in silk with long tassels. Some metallic fibers in tassels. Woven in Totonicapan. The middle is solid red and the patterning is along the ends of the hair band.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp red section: 28 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft red section: 68 ppi, single, Z twist, red cotton. Warp tapestry section: 28 epi. Weft faced plain weave- red section. Weft faced twill and double faced tapestry weave."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

MAYA 2012: Lords of Time (05 May 2012 - 13 Jan 2013) View Objects in Exhibition

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