Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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men's dance sash
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • men's dance sash, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Oraibi, Third Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • cotton, weaving, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 241 x 19 cm
    Object Length/Width: 94 7/8 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0429

This is a wide woven sash of off-white cotton. Either end is gathered into seven short braided segments, each of which ends in a round knob wrapped with string of the same color. Each knob has three long fringes of twisted cord.

Each knot represents a cloud and the tassels hanging from each knot represent rain.