Woman's headdress, cotton (acrylic pom-poms) This is made of a long length of striped, warp-faced cloth, predominantly green, with yellow, black, white and orange. There are areas of single-faced brocading, similar to that on the huipil, near each end. The ends of the material are turned in and machine stitched down to form points from which 3 stout finger-woven tassels are threaded, ending in large pom-poms of many colours. It is difficult to imagine how such a long length of sturdy material can be wrapped around the head - but it can! Motifs as previous item.

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