Woven band that was once part of a tumpline. Fiber or leather cords were attached to the ends of the band and used to secure carried burdens such as firewood bundles. The woven band was placed across the forehead, while the cords held the load secure on one's back. This very old carrying technique is still used today in rural areas of Mexico and Central America. From the ANRA-NPS collections at TARL, specimen AMIS-25194.
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