Banda (Guatemalan Textile)


From: Guatemala | Department of Quiche | Cotzal

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Banda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number 42-35-32
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Ixil
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Quiche | Cotzal
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk
Technique Embroidered
Iconography Bird | Plant | Figure

Man's sash. Red cotton brocaded for two thirds of its length in crossbands of birds, plants and geometric figures in magenta, purple, green, yellow and white silk. Knotted heading to long fringe.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 74 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 34 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is singled faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 264 cm
Width 25 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number G-XII - Other Number

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