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Belt

Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:85-2-195
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Nebaj
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Technique:Brocade
Length: 257 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

Red weft. Cotton warp. Brocaded in purple, orange, white and blue. The pattern is of geometric shapes and animals. Tapered ends woven into fringe.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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