One paneled hair band, woven on a treadle loom. These type of hair bands are woven in the town of Totonicapán. Almolonga hair bands are woven with a red back ground and both ends have different geometrical and zoomorphic designs which are woven-in using the two face brocading technique. These traditional patterns are woven with yellow, green, blue, white, red and purple. The pompons and fringes are put separately, using the same color threads and materials. All the colours are chemical dyes. The piece has been set on a cotton ring for display purposes. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping!
Age: Approximately woven in the 1980’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Almolonga, Quetzaltenango
Materials: Cotton and mercerized cotton
Use: Woman’s hair band
Technique: Woven on a ribbon loom
Size: Approximately 119” x 1” (including the pompons and fringes)