Object photography

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Object description

  • Hopi artist
  • Headband, mid-late 19th century
  • Reed
  • Southwestern United States
  • H: 7 in, W: 6 1/4 in, D: 2 3/8 in (H: 17.8 cm, W: 15.9 cm, D: 6.0 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E3798


This is a woven headband pad. The object is deep, thin, and horseshoe shaped, woven out of reeds. There is a piece of reed wrapped around one end of the band, keeping the weave tight, the piece of reed on the opposite side is now missing, causing that side to loosen.