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Belt

Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:68-17-18
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Silk
Vegetable Fiber
Length: 55 cm
Width: 5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Josiah Marvel Jr., 1968

Description

Part of a belt made of silk thread in purple, white, brown, magenta, yellow, blue and plant fiber (Maguey or hizote?).

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 88 epi, single, blue, black, white, red and yellow silk. Weft: 18 ppi, vegetable fiber. Warp faced plain weave. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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