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Object #2000-34/10
Object nameWedding Sash, Wokokwewa, Girl's
Culture of OriginHopi
MaterialsWool, White, Cotton Thread, Corn Husk, Fringe
TechniquesSewn, Spun, Braided
Exhibit LabelThe wedding sash is given to the bride by the bridegroom's family but only worn by her male relatives. The sash represents fertility. The fringe signifies falling rain and the knobs at the fringe base are clouds.
DimensionsL: 224.0 cm, W: 13.0 cm
SourceMr. John A. Putnam
CreditGift of John A. Putnam

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