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Belt

Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:85-2-149
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Patzun
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 170 cm
Width: 9 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Woman's belt. Red cotton with narrow border stripes and center stripe. Ten vertical brocaded stripes in various geometric designs. Ends fringed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 68 epi, two ply, yellow cotton. Three ply, red and black cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, two singles, red. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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