The tribal piece measures 27" along the woven band and is 12" long. The black dots at the many junctions appear to be a native seed with a hole made in it for the string. The 2 long sticks that separate the black seeds are a hollow native reed through which the connecting strings pass. The large brown objects along the bottom fringe are halves of a native nut species. This piece is believed to be a decorative adornment used in tribal ceremonies, and most likely worn around the waist.The tag on this piece references the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It has been assigned a catalogue number of 16603/13.
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