Banda (Guatemalan Textile)
|Native Name||Banda (Guatemalan Textile)|
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
Department of Solola
|Culture Area:||Central American|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Mrs. Raymond T. Parrot, 1961|
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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