892 Faja-4969Santa Maria de Jesús

Lovely colorful, reversible faja (belt) made in the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 2.75″ wide, 90″ long, with an additional 8″ fringe on each end. The stitched flower designs runs approximately 35” along each end.

This faja is woven with a deep black background with a blue stripe along each edge. Along one end there are eye catching colorful flowers of red, blue, orange, purple and pink with green leaves done with  free-hand machine embroidery. Along the other end there are rounded flowers in burnt orange and yellow, also done with machine embroidery. There is a hint of metallic thread throughout the designs. The flowers stand out against the dark background.

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This faja is in good condition with some wear in the designs and loose threads. Some slight wear and tangles on the tassels. Lovely textile for display or wear!



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