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Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

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Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:42-35-3
Current Location: Mexico and Central America Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Guatemalan
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Length: 280 cm
Width: 32 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:III-C - Other Number

Description

Belt for man of noble rank. Heavy, closely woven, corded, red cotton with brocaded band on ends. Brocade of double headed eagles in magenta, yellow and green. Fringed ends. 42-35-1/5 are part of one costume.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 34 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp predominantly 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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