Vintage beaded Guatemala faja bohemian belt, gypsy belt, beaded belt, hippie sash, boho fashion, festival belt, Guatemalan textiles

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This unique vintage belt or sash--called a "faja"--hails from Guatemala. The black-and-white part of the belt was woven in San Pedro Zacatecas and the beadwork done in the highlands community of Patzun.

The faja is a traditional Mayan textile belt wrapped tightly around the waist (and skirt) and worn by women and men throughout Guatemala. The faja is typically long, 6-9 feet, and generally hand woven. Sometimes they are narrow and simple in design, and sometimes they are very wide and elaborately decorated with intricate details with tassels on the ends. The faja is said to help women stay centered and, especially prior to birth, helping pregnant women with uterine support.

On this particular faja, beaded portion only covers part of the total length. Much of the faja is to be wrapped behind the beads. This faja measures a little over 1-1/4" wide and about 84" long, not including the tassels. The beaded portion is a little over 31". In good condition with some signs of wear--a few loose threads. The black-and-white is meant to enhance the many bright colors of Guatemala.

A beautiful and practical belt, designed to support and give strength to women.


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