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long sash
  • Mexico
  • long sash, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • cotton , weaving, dyeing, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 228 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 89 3/4 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Bruce Merwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6675

The long, narrow sash has a cotton base with decorative thread woven in. It has blocks of thin black and white stripes. The stripes are geometric designs in purple, dark blue, yellow, white, and light blue-green. The larger shapes are woven into some of the black and white blocks, including human figures and star-like shapes. The colored detail is the same as above. The fibers at the ends are gathered into a braid. It is edged with red and white.