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Faja

Museum number:
3-225
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21030000225
Alternate number:
225 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.47 and Acc.61
Object count:
1
Description:
Faja, a woman’s waistband. Cotton, plain weave, thick weft-red, white, and blue stripes, wary ends, braided. Length: 1 m, 14 cm; width at one end: 7 cm; width: at other end.
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:
length 112 centimeters and width 7 centimeters
Comment:
See Eisen archives in museum library. See also p. 135 Schevill; see references below.
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