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long sash with pouch
  • Bolivia
  • long sash with pouch, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: Bolivia
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 157.5 x 16.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 62 x 6 1/2 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6774

The long narrow sash is made of woven wool. It has a red field with white stripes at either end, zigzags, chevrons, triangles, human figures, and composite geometric designs in white. One end has wide flat woven fringes. The other end has a small rectangular pouch edged with light green cloth. The pouch has vertical stripes: one solid green, one solid red, and three stripes with very narrow stripes in white, black, green, red, and white horses on the lateral stripes and white diamonds on the center stripe. There are white and red horizontal stripes on three loops near the top. There is thin red and white twisted yarn through the loops.