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Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:42-35-31
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Cotzal
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: -1939
Early Date: -1939
Late Date: -1939
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 266 cm
Width: 31 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:G-X [received Dec 1939] - Other Number

Description

Man's sash. An old piece. Red cotton with compound stripes of green, yellow and orange. Ends brocaded with magenta, purple, orange, blue and green cotton in design of birds, plants and bars of joined diamonds and joined V's. Elaborate heading above green, yellow, purple, orange and red tassels on each end.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 68 epi, two singles, red, orange, yellow and green cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, three singles, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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