Man's woven belt

Man's woven indigo belt - Photograph ©Yvonne Negrín 2002-2018

This belt (huayame) was woven in the early 1960s of hand spun and indigo dyed wool and uses a single strand of commercially dyed red wool to accentuate the edges. The center motif is the traditional eight point star often seen in Huichol weaving and embroidery and the ends are finished with a fine braiding. The huayame is mostly worn by men and is wrapped several times around the waist. 

Photograph ©Yvonne Negrín 2002 - 2018

Create Date: 
1960
Object Medium: 
Materials & Techniques: 
Hand spun natural white and indigo wool yarn.