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Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:61-10-30
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Solola
Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Technique:Woven
Embroidered
Iconography:Bird
Hand
Llama
Vase
Sun
Human
Length: 239 cm
Width: 7.6 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Raymond T. Parrot, 1961

Description

White, red and black cotton warp threads. White cotton weft threads. Two ply "S", "Z" spun cotton. Woven with design which has been embroidered with silk in magenta, green, yellow and purple. Design motif of geometrical figures, birds, hands, llamas, suns, vases and human figures. Warp plaited at both ends.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Weft: 104 epi, two ply, red, white and black cotton. Warp: 18 ppi, multistrand, white cotton. Supplementary weft is two faced. Selvedges are warp faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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