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Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:69-23-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Wool
Cotton
Length: 248 cm
Width: 6.5 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1969

Description

Black wool and white cotton warp faced weave. 88 cm at one end solid embroidery flower motifs on maroon background, all in cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 56 epi, two ply, white and black cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, two ply, black cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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