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Belt

Faja

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Native NameFaja
Object Number:42-35-18
Current Location: Mexico and Central America Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Guatemalan
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Iconography:Floral Motif
Height: 0.5 cm
Length: 257 cm
Width: 5.4 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:VI-C - Other Number

Description

Black and white striped cotton belt. One end solidly brocaded and embroidered with silk in floral design on magenta ground. Silk fringe with a red stone. For woman of noble rank. 42-35-15/20 belong together.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 92 epi, two ply, white and black cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, two ply, black cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is double faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Guatemala Textiles (21 Oct 1970 - 01 Jan 1971) View Objects in Exhibition
MAYA 2012: Lords of Time (05 May 2012 - 13 Jan 2013) View Objects in Exhibition

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