Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Hopi maker
  • sash, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: Tuba City, Arizona, United States
  • cotton, wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 222 x 27.5 cm length includes fringe, width does not include tassles
    Object Length/Width: 87 3/8 x 10 13/16 in length includes fringe, width does not include tassles
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6637

The long sash is woven from cotton string and has wool yarn decoration. It has a white field and white fringe. The decorated panel at either end has wide black, dark purple, and green stripes. The top and bottom black stripes have zigzags of small white triangles. The middle black stripes have three pairs of small white lines. The center green stripe has two red and white diamonds and white brackets. There is a red border on three sides. The sash is edged with red yarn and two panels are sewn together with red and green yarn. There is a long green tassel at the center seam.