From: Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Faja
Object Number 42-35-18
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk
Technique Embroidered
Iconography Floral Motif

Black and white striped cotton belt. One end solidly brocaded and embroidered with silk in floral design on magenta ground. Silk fringe with a red stone. For woman of noble rank. 42-35-15/20 belong together.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 92 epi, two ply, white and black cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, two ply, black cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is double faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Height 0.5 cm
Length 257 cm
Width 5.4 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number VI-C - Collector Number

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