|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
Santa Maria Nebaj
Department of Quiche
|Culture Area:||Central American|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942|
|Other Number:||G-IX - Other Number|
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."
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