Banda (Guatemalan Textile)
|Native Name||Banda (Guatemalan Textile)|
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
Department of Solola
|Culture Area:||Central American|
|Credit Line:||Museum Purchase, 1970|
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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