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Belt

Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

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

Description

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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