Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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ceñidor (sash)
  • unknown Ayuukja’ay (Highland Mixe) maker
  • ceñidor (sash), 1989
  • Where object was made: Tamazulapan del Progreso, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 188 x 12 cm
    Object Length/Width: 74 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5470

The long narrow sash has a red field with white triangles, chevrons and stripes. There are two figures, possibly angels, with red dresses, triangular sleeves and bowed legs that are created from some of the shapes. The red yarn is textured so the white looks recessed. It has a black and dark yellow border. There is long fringe on one end only. The other end is unfinished, but the yarn ends are short.