733 Zunil-1430Zunil

Lovely orange and black faja (belt) from the area of Zunil, in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala.. Fajas are used as the belt to hold up the corte (skirt) in the mayan traje or outfit. This beautiful faja measures 82″ long, with an additional 3 1/2″ – 6″ fringe on each end. One fringe end is braided, the other is loose. It measures approximately 1 1/2” wide. The intricately woven design runs approximately 31” of the total length.

This faja is woven with a deep black background. There are eye catching designs woven into the background in red, orange, and yellow. A flower, bird, and face can be seen in the pattern. The other end of the faja is left plain as is the custom of the belts.

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This faja is in very good condition with a small amount of wear. Perhaps a few loose threads in the designs, and some slight wear on the tassels.



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