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Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:61-10-30
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Solola
Solola
Culture Area: Central America
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

Warp: white, red and black cotton. Weft: white cotton. 2 ply "S", "Z" spun cotton. Woven with design which has been embroidered with silk in magenta, green, yellow and purple. Warp plaited at both ends. Motif: geometrical figures, birds, hands, human figures, vases, llamas, sun. Narrow red and white border on top and bottom edges. Bands of lavendar, green, yellow, and purple weft form background for the designs made by the white and black warp. Six-ply braided tie at either end.


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