Ceremonial headdress

Guatemalan
19th century


Object Place: Guatemala

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 30 x 26.8cm (1 3/8 x 11 13/16 x 10 9/16in.) Other (Pom-pom): 5cm (1 15/16in.) Other (From side of coil): 51.7cm (20 3/8in.)

Accession Number

50.3216

Medium or Technique

Wool, cotton, and silk tapestry, with silk pom-poms and silk and metal tassels

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ceremonial headdress worn by Kiché Indians, Totonicopan, western highlands; narrow band of tapestry, all main portion plain red wool wefts with white cotton warps; two ends polychrome silk tapestry with horizontal stripes and a few conventionalized animal forms; ends finished off by long silk and metal tassels; many moth holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend