Faja from Charazani, province of Bautista Saavedra in La Paz.
Textiles from Charazani are probably one of the best cultural examples of the ancestral heritage of the region. They are an expression of the true skill of the weavers and trace the ethnic and social identity of the Kallawaya, who are an itinerant group of traditional healers with a comprehensive knowledge of the healing properties of plants, animals and minerals. This tradition has been transmitted through generations via Kallawaya cosmology, beliefs, rituals, myths, objects and cultural values.
The figurative motifs of the Kallawaya textiles include detailed regional fauna and flora, attesting to the importance attributed to these elements in their culture and the natural environment.
The faja is worn by women, men and children. They are called chumpi in Quechua and huaka in Aymara.
Faja Belt Charazani n1
This is a vintage piece - this is a real faja that belonged to someone for likely decades. We take great care in hand selecting the pieces we choose and while for the most part they are in amazing conditions, these have been loved and used for many many years and therefore aren't perfect 'brandnew' items. We feel this adds to the beauty and uniqueness of these pieces, and we hope you do too.
45-1/2" x 5-1/2" Total length including straps: 102"