From: Guatemala | Patzun | Department of Chimaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Faja
Object Number 85-2-149
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | Patzun | Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

Woman's belt. Red cotton with narrow border stripes and center stripe. Ten vertical brocaded stripes in various geometric designs. Ends fringed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 68 epi, two ply, yellow cotton. Three ply, red and black cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, two singles, red. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 170 cm
Width 9 cm
Credit Line Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

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