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Belt

Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:70-13-22
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Nebaj
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 296 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Width: 9 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Woman's belt. Red, white and black stripes. Brocaded design at one end in multicolor cotton and silk thread. Designs of geometrics, humanoids and animal forms. Ends fringed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 168 epi, two ply, red, white and navy cotton. Weft: 10 ppi, multistrand, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mexico and Central American Gallery (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

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