Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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dance sash
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • dance sash, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wool, cotton, dyeing, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 218 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 85 13/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1441

The long, narrow sash has a wool warp and cotton weft. It is primarily red, with a band of black diamonds down the center, on a black band with white zigzags. The borders are thin bands of green, red, and yellow. There is a long fringe at either end.