Banda (Guatemalan Textile)


From: Guatemala | Department of Solola | San Lucas Toliman

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Banda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number 42-35-322
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Tzutujil | Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Solola | San Lucas Toliman
Culture Area Central American
Date Made pre 1933
Section American
Materials Cotton

Sash for a boy of lowest class. Three broad, lengthwise stripe. The outer two stripes are red, the center is red and yellow mixed. Stripes are separated by narrow, dark blue stripes. Ends fringed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, two singles, Z twist, red, blue, yellow and pink cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 189 cm
Width 14 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number 249-A - Other Number

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