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Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:55-14-1C
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Length: 192 cm
Width: 31 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. M. N. Farley, 1955

Description

Red cotton with light, dark blue stripes. Band of silk brocading near each end in purple with green, orange and yellow. Both ends fringed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 72 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and indigo cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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