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Belt

Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:85-2-209C
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Height: 0.7 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Length: 295 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Width: 46.4 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Cotton belt with red ground and narrow blue stripes. Twisted fringes and zigzag brocading.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 60 epi, two single, Z twist, red and indigo cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, four singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

MAYA 2012: Lords of Time (05 May 2012 - 13 Jan 2013) View Objects in Exhibition

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