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Belt

Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:66-34-60
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Nahuala
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 280 cm
Width: 24 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-60 - Field No SF

Description

Man's belt. Black cotton plain weave cotton cloth with red pin stripes an chain stripe running entire length; Three bands of brocading at both ends. Design of zigzags, dots and triangles. Colors are magenta, orange, aqua, yellow, white.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and black cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, two singles, Z twist, black cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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