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Belt

Faja

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

Description

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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