Faja Belt Macha
Faja from Macha, province of Chayanta in Potosi.
Like the textiles from Tinkipaya, (which are from the same region, northern Potosi), the use of stars and eyes in their designs are most often placed within zigzagging bands called kutinaku.
The faja is worn by women, men and children. They are called chumpi in Quechua and huaka in Aymara.
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.