Art of the Americas - Cinta, Totonicapán, Guatemala

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Ceremonial cinta (hair ribbon)
Totonicapán, Guatemala
Silk, cotton, metallic thread
Mid-20th century
111" (282 cm) long by 1.25" (3.2 cm) wide
Woven by hand on a backstrap loom, the fringe is now completely untangled. Cinta were worn wrapped in the hair of women and girls during ceremonial occasions.



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