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Faja

Museum number:
3-157
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
157 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.47 and Acc.61
Object count:
1
Description:
Woman’s waistband (faja). (Cotton with cotton and sisal or straw warp. Red, green, yellow, black, and white warp ends. Braided. 2 at one end, 3 at other. 1 m 41 cm long, 3.6 cm wide.)
Donor:
Gustavus A. Eisen and Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Santa Cruz del Quiche, Quiché, Guatemala
Verbatim coll. place:
Santa Cruz del Quiche, El Quiche, Guatemala
Culture or time period:
K'iche' and Maya
Collector:
Gustavus A. Eisen
Collection date:
1902
Materials:
Cotton (textile) and Maguey fiber (weft not warp per schevill 1993)
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:
length 139 centimeters and width 3.5 centimeters
Comment:
See Eisen archives in Museum library. See also references below.
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