Object Place: Guatemala
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.)
Medium or Technique
Wool, cotton, and silk tapestry, with silk pom-poms and silk and metal tassels
Not On View
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.
Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend