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Mayan Pyramid Woven Belt

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In addition to blouses (huipiles) and skirts (cortes), Mayan women's traditional costume consists of two narrow textile components that are woven on neither the treadle nor backstrap loom. These are the faja, which is wound several times around the waist to hold the corte in place, and the cinta, which is used to adorn the hair. These are woven on small, rudimentary looms that have no frames so that their warps are attached to a nail or hook on a wall inside homes and as the weaving advances the loom is moved across the floor toward the warp end. This colorful pyramid design is adapted from the traditional faja of Jacaltenango, in the remote northeastern highlands of Guatemala, but it was woven by women in hamlets near Totonicapan. Finished with leather and two brass rings.

  • Cotton, brass, & leather
  • 44" L x 1.5" W (111.8 x 3.8 cm)
  • Handmade in and fairly traded from Guatemala

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June 27, 2012 - Absolutely gorgeous, excellent quality, so glad I bought it.

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