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Faja

Museum number:
3-93
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21030000093
Alternate number:
93 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.47 and Acc.61
Object count:
1
Description:
Faja or woman’s waistband; 3-93 wool; natural white and black; lengthwise stripes; warp cut for fringe ends; approximately 1 m 52 cm long plus fringe, 4.2 cm wide
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:
Wool (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:
length 280 centimeters and width 4.5 centimeters
Comment:
See Eisen archive in museum library. See also references below
Images:
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