From: Guatemala | San Juan Sacatepequez | Department of Guatemala

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Faja
Object Number 91-36-21
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | San Juan Sacatepequez | Department of Guatemala
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

This was woven as a sash and subsequently cut across the middle and the two pieces joined lengthwise; fringe on one end. Red ground with yellow and purple warp stripes. Supplementary weft brocading: bird, diamond, flower motifs in yellow, purple cotton and light green, purple silk; two headless figures in yellow.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 46 epi three singles Z-twist red, yellow cotton, 56 epi three ply purple cotton. Weft: 20 ppi three singles Z-twist red cotton.Supplementary weft: two-faced. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 142 cm
Width 43 cm
Credit Line Gift of Clifford Lewis III, 1991

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