Banda (Guatemalan Textile)


From: Guatemala | Department of Amatitlan | Palin

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Banda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number 42-35-406
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Pipil
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Amatitlan | Palin
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk
Technique Embroidered

Sash for a small boy. Red cotton with three, dark blue pin stripes. Brocaded in three horizontal bands of chevrons in rose, green, orange, purple, blue and white silk. Red cotton thread- synthetic dye (Robert Carlsen 1984).

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Four singles, Z twist, blue cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, four singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is singled faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 192 cm
Width 13.3 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number M-2 - Other Number

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