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Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:42-35-360
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of San Marcos
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 155 cm
Width: 5.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:285 - Other Number

Description

Blue, green and yellow cotton with light and dark blue brocaded plant figures. Warps twisted at each end into three long strands.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 80 epi, two ply, black, green, yellow and white cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, blue cotton. Supplementary weft is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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