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Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:68-17-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 278 cm
Width: 29.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Josiah Marvel Jr., 1968

Description

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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