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Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:NA5587
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Cotzal
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Iconography:Bird
Length: 260 cm
Width: 23 cm

Description

Red with dark blue pin stripes. Brocaded in bands of stylized birds alternating with linked diamonds in gold, green and purple silk. Rows of tassels at each end.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 70 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. One single, Z twist, blue cotton. Weft: 30 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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