Banda (Guatemalan Textile)
|Native Name||Banda (Guatemalan Textile)|
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
Department of Quiche
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
|Culture Area:||Central American|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Mrs. Josiah Marvel Jr., 1968|
Red cotton with black pinstripes. Brocaded purple silk diamond design units at each end. Color areas of vermillion, yellow, aqua, pink and deep blue worked into main design pattern. Loose warp threads twisted into fringe at both ends.
As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 64 epi, single, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."
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