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Belt

Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:42-35-361
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of San Marcos
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1938
Early Date: 1933
Late Date: 1938
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 192 cm
Width: 7 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:X- - Other Number

Description

Woman's ceremonial belt. Red cotton with light blue and yellow edges. Brocaded in a gold, orange, white, green, blue and purple silk geometric design. Heavy brocading at both ends with cross bars in the center. Warps plaited at ends.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 104 epi, two ply, yellow and salmon cotton. Weft: 12 ppi, multistrand, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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