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Faja

Museum number:
3-92
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21030000092
Alternate number:
92 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.47 and Acc.61
Object count:
1
Description:
Faja or woman’s waistband; cotton with wool brocade; red, white, blue, yellow and green; warp braided together at ends; approximately 2 m 30 cm long, 7.7 cm wide Reindeer, men, geometric forms
Donor:
Gustavus A. Eisen and Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
San Cristobal Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala
Verbatim coll. place:
Totonicapan, Guatemala
Culture or time period:
K'iche'
Collector:
Gustavus A. Eisen
Collection date:
1902
Materials:
Cotton (textile) and Wool (textile) (brocade)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements and 2.3 Special Ornaments, Garb, and Finery Worn to Battle by Warrior (excluding status insignia)
Accession date:
October 20, 1902
Department:
Cat. 3 - Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean Area
Dimensions:
length 230 centimeters and width 7.7 centimeters
Comment:
See Eisen archive in museum library. See also references below
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