Hearst Museum Portal

Woman's belt

Museum number:
3-94
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21030000094
Alternate number:
94 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.47 and Acc.61
Object count:
1
Description:
Faja or woman’s waistband; 3-94 like 3-93, with the addition of red silk embroidery covering 80 cm from one end; red and orange silk thread has been twisted with the warp ends as fringe; approximately 2 m 72 cm long plus fringe, 4.7 cm wide; Purplish silk floss is cochineal (see letter in acc env.)
Donor:
Gustavus A. Eisen and Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Chichicastenango, Quiché, Guatemala
Verbatim coll. place:
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango, El Quiche, Guatemala
Culture or time period:
K'iche' and Maya
Collector:
Gustavus A. Eisen
Collection date:
1902
Materials:
Silk (red (cochineal) embroidery) and Wool (textile)
Taxon:
Dactylopius coccus
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 308 centimeters and width 5 centimeters
Comment:
See Eisen archive in museum library. See also references below
Images:
Legacy documentation: