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Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

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

Description

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."

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