University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameFaja
Object Number:2014-19-135
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tzutuhil
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Solola
Santiago Atitlan
Culture Area: Central America
Section:American
Length: 274.2 cm
Width: 21.3 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Louis Weinstock and Rosa Portell-Weinstock, 2014
Other Number:L-699-135 - Old Loan Number

Description

Man's cotton belt with vertical warp stripes of red, green, pink, and purple. Overall weft ikat design in navy blue, red, pink, more or less squares. Overall checkerboard pattern. Twelve horizontal bands: black/yellow, black/blue, black/yellow, black/white, black/crimson, black/white (repeated). Warps tied off at end to create fringe. Knotted fringe of 5 cm at both ends.


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