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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: 276 x 15.5 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 108 11/16 x 6 1/8 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Edith Zeller
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6776

The long, thin sash is woven from brightly colored string. 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, four-legged animals--possibly deer) on the solid color blocks, composite geometric shapes, and plant-like designs with different colord leaves and orange stems. The yellow block near the tassels reads: "Santa" on one end and "Zapon" on the other in black script.

The large pompoms at the end are stripes of red, green, purple, bright pink, and blue. The loops wrapped with metal thread attach to another row of pompoms with metal-wrapped loops. The second tier pompoms are solid colors, yellow, red, green, and purple. The loop wrapped with metal at the bottom of the second tier attaches to metal loops attached to tassels that are blue, bright pink, red, and green.