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Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:66-34-46
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Catarina Palopo
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 34 cm
Width: 20 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-46 - Field No SF

Description

Woman's. Red plain weave cotton cloth forms background for yellow, blue and green pin stripe groupings that run parallel to selvedge edge. Geometric designs, similar to 66-34-45, appear in bands along entire length of shawl. Loose warp threads knotted and fringed at each end.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 60 epi, two singles, Z twist. Weft: 24 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. One panel. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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