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Sash

Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:42-35-406
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Pipil
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Amatitlan
Palin
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Length: 192 cm
Width: 13.3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:M-2 - Other Number

Description

Sash for a small boy. Red cotton with three, dark blue pin stripes. Brocaded in three horizontal bands of chevrons in rose, green, orange, purple, blue and white silk. Red cotton thread- synthetic dye (Robert Carlsen 1984).

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Four singles, Z twist, blue cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, four singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is singled faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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