424 Faja San Juan Atitan-0555San Juan Atitán

Striking faja/sash made in the town of San Juan Atitán. Fajas are generally used as the belt to hold up the corte/skirt in the mayan woman’s traje or outfit. But in this case, this faja or sash is worn by the men of this town over their woolen capixaij (capishay) or coverall.  This daily use faja measures 84″ long, and 7 3/4” wide. The woven geomorphic figures measure approximately 4 1/2” wide on each side.

This faja is woven in stunning purple and red cotton threads with acrylic blend accent designs and delicate twisted tassels on each end.

Additional photos can be found here.

Please note that this item can be combined with the sombrero, tzute, camisa, and capixaij (capishay) from San Juan Atitán that we have for sale to have a man’s outfit from the pueblo, just add white cotton pants and it is complete! Great photo of how they are generally worn here.

This faja is in good used condition with some sign of wear, as there is some fading of the background color near the tasseled ends. This piece would make a lovely table runner or accent in your home.



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