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Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:70-13-73
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Sacatepequez
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 334 cm
Width: 24 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Man's cotton sash. Warp faced. Stripes of purple, indigo, blue green and red. Indigo warp, traditional. Worn loose fringe on one end.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 60 epi, three ply, cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, four singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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