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Belt

Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:42-35-214
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Jose Nacahuil
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: Pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool (uncertain)
Length: 286 cm
Width: 5.2 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:128 - Collector Number

Description

Man's belt. Black and white with lengthwise stripes. Ends heavily embroidered. One end with blue, green and rose outlined diamonds with central spots of blue, green, rose and yellow, all on red ground. Other end with S curves in purple, tan, light green, orange, blue and medium green on rose ground. Long fringe with tassels at both ends.

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