Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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hair ribbon
  • unknown maker from Mexico
  • hair ribbon, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • cotton?, metal thread, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 188.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 74 3/16 x 2 9/16 x 1 3/16 in
  • Gift of Bruce Merwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6778

The long narrow woven textile has blocks of light green, orange, purple, yellow, blue-green, white, and black. It has a pompom on either end in yellow, purple, and bright pink. The metal-wrapped loops attach to a second tier of smaller pompoms in red, blue, and white. The metal-wrapped loops attach to a third tier with tassels in black and purple.