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long sash with pompons
  • Guatemala or Mexico
  • long sash with pompons
  • Where object was made: Guatemala or Mexico
  • cotton?, metal thread, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 374 x 8 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 147 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Edith Zeller
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6775

The long, thin sash is woven from brightly colored strings. It has solid blocks of bright pink, bright green, blue, yellow, red, and purple and small stripes in the same colors, and orange, red-purple, and black. There are white animal shapes, (birds, fish, four-legged animals) on the solid color blocks, composite geometric shapes and zigzags. The large pompoms at the end are stripes of green, bright pink, yellow, purple, blue, and red. The loops are wrapped with metal thread attached to another row of pompoms with metal-wrapped loops. The second tier are solid colors, but the same colors as above. The loop wrapped with metal at the bottom of the second tier attaches to the metal loops attached to tassels that are green, red, bright pink and purple, and light green.