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Faja

Museum number:
3-226
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21030000226
Alternate number:
226 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.47 and Acc.61
Object count:
1
Description:
Woman’s waistband or faja (Cotton, plain weave, thick weft -stripes: red, white, yellow, blue-warp ends braided. 1 m 14 cm long, 6.8 at one end, tapering to 4 cm at the other.)
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 and Maya
Collector:
Gustavus A. Eisen
Collection date:
1902
Materials:
Cotton (textile)
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 7 centimeters and length 110 centimeters
Comment:
See Eisen archives in museum library. See also p.135 Schevill; see references below.
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