Faja from Leque, province of Tacapari in Cochabamba.
Textiles from this region are made with a very unique and complex technique. The pebble weave, which is the true reverisble design that appears alone or in combination with other patterns.
Motifs vary from:
Geometric - jagged diamonds, jagged zizgags or floral diamonds.
Birds - open winged eagles, birds with flowers in the beak.
Mythical animals - four legged animals with human faces, wings or bird faces,vizcachas and dinosaur like animlas, monkeys with wings and horns or unusual fish and insects.
X-Ray- represention of animals with another animal.
The faja is worn by women, men and children. They are called chumpi in Quechua and huaka in Aymara.
Faja Belt Ch'alla
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.
29-1/2" x 6" Total length including straps: 73"