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Belt

Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:85-2-134
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 430 cm
Width: 14 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 with red cotton ground and stripes in purple, white, blue, pink, and black.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 64 epi, three singles, multicolored cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, four singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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