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listones (ties for women's braids)
  • unknown Ayuukja’ay (Highland Mixe) maker
  • listones (ties for women's braids), 1989
  • Where object was made: Tamazulapan del Progreso, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • yarn, string, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 181 x 10 cm
    Object Length/Width: 71 1/4 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5469

There are two very long, thin bands of woven yarn, attached at the midpoint with a stitch. There is red with black on either edge and long fringe at both ends. There are a few white strings in the fringe.