From: Guatemala | Santa Maria Nebaj | Department of Quiche

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Faja
Object Number 42-35-46
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Ixil
Provenience Guatemala | Santa Maria Nebaj | Department of Quiche
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Woman's belt. Cotton with red and white warps in lengthwise stripes. The white center stripe is almost solidly covered by brocading in magenta, purple, green and white silk and orange cotton in cross bars and stripes in geometric figures. Red stripes have men, women, birds and plants brocaded. Belt narrows toward the plaited ends.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: ? epi, single, two ply, red, white and navy cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, six singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 264 cm
Width 8.3 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number G-IX - Other Number

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