This original sash belt was woven on a traditional hand loom by Zuni Pueblo artist Aric Chopito. Whether tied around the waist or worn more creatively, sashes are a vibrant component of Pueblo dress. While most sashes have more basic color combinations, this richly colorful sash reflects the power of rainbows in Zuni imagery by bringing together a beautiful array of colors, from blue and turquoise to yellow, orange, red, and burgundy.
- Hand woven sash belt by Aric Chopito (Zuni)
- Materials: Cotton
- Belt measures W 2 3/4 x L 66
- Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity
Aric Chopito is a weaver and member of Zuni Pueblo in western New Mexico. He is one the few active weavers in his community today. He is a self-taught weaver, learning from his forefathers. Aric was formerly an Indian Arts Research Center intern, where he completed an internship in Pueblo textiles. Most recently he held the Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship in fall 2010. This allowed him to live and work at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe and create several woven pieces, such as a semi-brocade dance kilt and rain sashes.