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Belt

Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:85-2-319
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of San Marcos
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 232 cm
Width: 5 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. Purple cotton ground. Brocaded in geometric designs with silk embroidery thread. One end has loose fringe the other has been braided. Woven in Totonicapan.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 96 epi, two ply, purple cotton. Two singles, Z twist, peach cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, multiple strands, peach cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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