Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Aymará maker
  • sash, late 1800s–1916
  • Where object was made: Bolivia
  • cotton, weaving, dyeing, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 108 x 11.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 42 1/2 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of Allen Sterling
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6678

The woven sash has braided fringes at one end. The fringes are held together with a string.

The lengthwise stripes are red, dark blue, yellow, bright green, green and white parallelograms, green and yellow diamonds, dark blue and white diamonds, and dark blue and yellow parallelograms. The center stripe is white with red images of a plant, a llama, a bird, a human figure, chevrons, an "S" shape and other geometric shapes.