Classic Hopi dance sash

Sash (Me-cha-hom-kwa-wa)

Native American, Hopi
1850–65


Object Place: Hopi, Southwest, North America

Dimensions

185.5 x 39.5 cm (73 1/16 x 15 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.406

Medium or Technique

Wool warp-faced plain weave with supplementary weft-wrap patterning; appliquéd with fulled wool plain weave (trade cloth)

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dancing sash with white ground of warp-faced plain weave, five bands of green, brown, dark blue, and red on each end, on the central band are two diamonds of red, white, and brown; strip of red flannel sewn on the ends just above a long fringe.

Provenance

Collection of Denman Waldo Ross; gift to the MFA, August 8, 1902

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection