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Woman's Belt (Sis Tichigi)

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wool and cotton commercial yarns, coral, ribbon
DATES late 19th-early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 130 x 3 3/8 in. (332.0 x 8.0 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 03.325.3752
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Navajo (Native American). Woman's Belt (Sis Tichigi), late 19th-early 20th century. Wool and cotton commercial yarns, coral, ribbon, 130 x 3 3/8 in. (332.0 x 8.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund, 03.325.3752. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 03.325.3752.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This woven belt is unusual in that it has one coral bead and one white bead tied to its fringe as well as a length of red ribbon. This would not have been visible when the belt was worn as the woman would have tucked the loose ends behind.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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