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sash with Wuyak-kuita (Broadface katsina) design
  • Hopi peoples
  • sash with Wuyak-kuita (Broadface katsina) design, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • cotton, wool yarn, weaving, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 228 x 25 cm
    Object Length/Width: 89 3/4 x 9 13/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0431
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Description

This wide sash was woven from off-white cotton and decorated with designs in wool yarn. The sash was woven in two pieces and laced together with cotton cord at the narrow ends to create a long narrow sash. The sash is narrower at the seam than it is at either end due to manufacture. One panel is edged with red and green yarn, the other is edged with yellow and red yarn.

It has cotton fringe at either end. The decorated panel is just above the fringe. There are two red diamonds in the center, filled with red and natural colored triangles. These diamonds sit in a field of light green, with a thin band of dark green on either side, then a thicker band of dark blue and another of dark green and then light green. The next band is a wide band of dark green with a zigzag created by natural colored triangles. The design is finished with a band of red squares alternating with natural cotton on each end.

The decorated panel may depict Broadface katsina.