Banda (Guatemalan Textile)


From: Guatemala | Department of Solola

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Banda (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

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."

Length 349 cm
Width 19.4 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase, 1970

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