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Belt

Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:61-10-25
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Solola
San Pedro De Atitlan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Iconography:Animal
Length: 234.5 cm
Width: 8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Raymond T. Parrot, 1961
Other Number:20 - Field No SF

Description

Stiff belt with narrow red and white border on top and bottom edges. Weft bands of beige, red, green and purple. Brown warp forms blocks of designs. Blocks layers of animal figures alternate with blocks of simple geometric shapes. Ties braided and end in tassels.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 84 epi, two ply, white and red cotton, black wool. Weft: 22 ppi, two ply, white cotton. Supplementary weft is multicolored and two faced. Warp faced edges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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