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Faja

Museum number:
3-169
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21030000169
Alternate number:
169 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.47 and Acc.61
Object count:
1
Description:
Woman’s waistband or faja. (Cotton warp covers straw or sisal weft. Red, blue, yellow. Warp ends braided. 1m 9cm long, 5 cm wide.)
Donor:
Gustavus A. Eisen and Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Huehuetenango (city), Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Verbatim coll. place:
Huehuetenango, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Culture or time period:
Mam
Collector:
Gustavus A. Eisen
Collection date:
1902
Materials:
Cotton (textile) and Straw (straw or sisal weft covered by warp)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
October 20, 1902
Department:
Cat. 3 - Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean Area
Dimensions:
width 5.5 centimeters and length 105 centimeters
Comment:
See Eisen archives in museum library. See also references below.
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