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Belt

Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:70-13-25
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Rayon (uncertain)
Length: 213.5 cm
Width: 6.3 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Old style belt. Green borders and weft. Black and white warp form patterns. Multicolor brocaded accents of dolls, birds, plants and geometric forms. Cotton except for yellow silk (or rayon?) braided fringe at both ends.

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