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Belt

Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:85-2-65
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 224 cm
Width: 25 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Woman's belt. Red cotton with yellow and purple stripes with silk brocade of birds and animals. Cotton fringe at ends.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Weft: 12 ppi, multi strand, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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