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Belt

Faja

Native NameFaja
Object Number:85-2-181
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 137 cm
Width: 6.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:181 - Other Number

Description

Woman's cotton belt. Blue ground with warp stripe borders, white and orange stripes. Surface weft flat geometric, animal and human designs in rainbow colors. Totonicapan style. Fringe at one end braided into 4 strands.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 60 epi, three ply, orange and blue cotton. Two ply, white cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, three ply, blue cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Woven on a backstrap loom.

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