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Headband ("wincha")

Bolivian (Charazani Indians)
19th century


Object Place: Bolivia

Dimensions

6.5 x 59.5 cm (2 9/16 x 23 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.25

Medium or Technique

Wool figured weave, glass beads and wool cord

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Weaving (warp-pattern). Headband (“wincha”) with design of repeating columns of diamonds with hooks in orange and purple or orange and green on white. Bordered by green (and a few red) glass bugle beads. Two ties with beads not original. Wool.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Nancy Sayles Day Foundation