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Belt

Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:85-2-94A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pokomam
Provenience: Guatemala
Palin
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 236 cm
Width: 20 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:94A - Other Number

Description

Woman's belt. Red with narrow blue stripes. Geometric designs. Supplementary weft. One end has knotted fringe which is closed at lower end with a few rows of woven weft.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, three ply, red cotton. Four ply, blue cotton. Weft: 12 ppi, multistrand singles, Z twist, blue cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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