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Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:70-13-71C
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Sacatepequez
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Culture Area: Central American
Length: 279 cm
Width: 20.8 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970


Man's cotton belt. Warp face with narrow, purple and black stripes. Twisted fringe traditional style. Worn outside codiarte, to hold it together.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 68 epi, two ply, purple and black cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, three singles, Z twist, black cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Guatemala Textiles (21 Oct 1970 - 01 Jan 1971) View Objects in Exhibition

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