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Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:42-35-87
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quezaltenango
Concepcion Chiquirichapa
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 322 cm
Width: 36 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:50-A - Other Number

Description

Man's sash. Dark blue cotton with woven bands of red, green and yellow. Cross bands in twill weave. Brocaded in red cotton and yellow and green silk in designs of paired birds and plants. Ends fringed and uncut.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, two singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, four singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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