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Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:70-13-92C
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 349 cm
Width: 19.4 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Man's cotton sash, warp faced. Stripes of red, yellow, green, blue, purple, and jaspes of indigo-white, red and orange. About 1/3 has widely spaced bands of 2 sided brocade geometric motifs.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 66 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and dark blue ikat cotton. Two ply, yellow, green, purple, blue and orange rayon. Weft: 18 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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