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Catalog Number CAS 2012-0003-0004   CAS 2012-0003-0004; Sash wall hanging
Category Textiles
Object Name Sash wall hanging
Culture Jemez Pueblo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County Sandoval
Other Geographic Data Jemez Pueblo
Maker's Name Lucy Yepa Lowden
Date of Manufacture 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp and weft: white cotton string; Secondary weft: commercial wool yarn; Aniline dyes
Description Wall hanging made in form of half of a traditional dance sash, featuring Pueblo brocade in dark green, red, lilac, and black on rectangular piece of hand-woven warp-faced white cotton cloth; Designs are woven in bands of solid color, with each band incorporating negative white designs accomplished by passing the embroidery yarns over or under select numbers of foundation warps; Designs include rain and cloud symbols; At top edge, the base fabric is folded over and stitched to form a sleeve through which a wooden hanging rod passes; At bottom edge, paired plied warps are replied together and left as long fringe. This wall hanging was awarded a first place ribbon in its class in 1986 at the 65th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market, judged by Kate Peck Kent and Bruce Bernstein. [Artist’s copy of ribbon is in accession file.]
Dimensions (cm) Width = 33.3, Thickness = 1.5, Length = 56.5