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Belt

Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:70-13-88
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Solola
Nahuala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Rayon
Length: 291 cm
Width: 33 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Man's belt or sash. Cotton, warp faced, indigo with narrow fuchsia stripes. Panel of brocade at each end, double headed eagle, predominantly magenta rayon. Multicolor cotton accents.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, two singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Two ply, magenta cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, three singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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