Banda (Guatemalan Textile)


From: Guatemala | Department of Solola | Solola

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Banda (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

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."

Length 239 cm
Width 7.6 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Raymond T. Parrot, 1961

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