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Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:70-13-65C
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quezaltenango
San Martin Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 284 cm
Width: 31.8 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Man's sash. Cotton, red ground, warp faced and heavily brocaded at each end. Brocading is multicolored but predominately blue. Narrow, widely spaced stripes of brocade throughout length. Fringe twisted and tied. Part of one end unfinished.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 48 epi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, three 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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