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Faja

Museum number:
3-198
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
198 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.47 and Acc.61
Object count:
1
Description:
Faja or woman’s waistband (a vegetal fiber weft covered by cotton warp. Stripes of red, brown, blues, yellow, and white. Warp ends braided together. 1m 30 cm long.)
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) (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:
length 128 centimeters and width 6 centimeters
Comment:
See Eisen archives in museum library. See also Schevill p. ; references below
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