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Belt

Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:85-2-166
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santiago Sacatepequez
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Length: 250 cm
Width: 3 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. Black and white, warp striped cotton and wool. Multicolored, twisted fringe ending in wrapped button type ball.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 60 epi, two ply, white cotton and black wool. Weft: 24 ppi, two ply, black wool. Warp faced plain weave. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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