Cinta Zunil 3
This is gorgeous traditional cinta (headdress) made with intricate tapestry weave designs from the town Zunil. The loom used to weave these cintas y somehow a hybrid between backstrap and footloom, as it connects to the waist of the weaver, but comes with pedals for increased control.
This particular piece being sold by our friend Fernando in Chichicastenango is an exquisite sample because of the patterns being present all throughout the cinta. Often, cintas only show intricate tapestry weave designs on the two ends as the middle section is rather unseen when worn as a headdress.
Fernando and his family have a small textile treasure stores in their home town, a place filled with the most beautiful items imaginable. Currently because of travel restrictions due to COVID-19 both nationally and internationally, they have not had any local sales. Thus, the listing of some of the treasures on our site here on our Artisan Direct page.
Material used is a cotton blend.
Width: 1.5 inches
Length: 106 inches plus 1.5 inches pompom and 8 inches of thread on the ends.
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