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 42-35-320
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 | Silk

Sash for a man of noble class. Blue and rose lengthwise stripes. Brocaded with rows of conventionalized figures in red, green, turquoise and yellow cotton and red, white and purple silk. Ends fringed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 54 epi, three singles, Z twist, rose and blue cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, three singles, Z twist, blue cotton. Supplementary weft is single faced. Warp predominantly plain weave. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 228 cm
Width 19.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number 249-B - Other Number

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