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Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:83-13-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Nebaj
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: Early 20Th Century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1925
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 132.1 cm
Width: 12.7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Paul Chancellor, 1983

Description

Embroidered sash, red cotton ground. Embroidered pattern in purple, blue, white and orange of geometric shapes, people and animals. Tassel at each end. Early 20th century.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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