Guatemalan Hair Ribbon

Until the 1950s hair ribbons, or cinta, were a part of every day dress in Guatemala. Weavers, or cinteros, would weave specific patterns and styles to allude to the specific towns and villages in the highlands. The town of Totonicapán, where this hair ribbon was made, was known in the 19th century for their beautiful woven textiles and clothing. Hair ribbons were typically woven in slit tapestry technique on a headband loom which allowed the weaver to manipulate the weft to achieve angles other than right angles.

Circa: 19th C

Origin: Guatemala

Material: Silk and etallic thread

Condition: very good

Dimensions: 111" x 1.5"

Inventory number: TX4987



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