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Headband ("wincha")

Bolivian (Charazani Indians)
19th century


Object Place: Bolivia

Dimensions

5.3 x 48 cm (2 1/16 x 18 7/8 in.) measured without attatched ties

Accession Number

1983.24

Medium or Technique

Wool figured weave, glass beads and metallic colored glass beads, wool ties with wool and glass bead tassel

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Weaving (warp-pattern). Headband (“wincha”) with intricate design of repeating columns of diamonds with hooks in orange and green, purple and red and green and red on white. Bordered with pink and green glass beads. Two ties are not original wool.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Nancy Sayles Day Foundation