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Belt

Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:85-2-179
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Sacatepequez
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 376 cm
Width: 24.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:179 - Other Number

Description

Man's belt made of striped cotton. Stripes are purple, dark blue, red and yellow. Fringed ends twisted. For Gaban.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 62 epi, two singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Three ply, purple and red cotton. Two ply, yellow cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, three singles, indigo cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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