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Belt

Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:85-2-366
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Tzutujil
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Solola
Santiago Atitlan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 168 cm
Width: 12 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Man's or boy's belt. Red cotton with jaspeado stripes. Ends are knotted fringe.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 60 epi, two singles, Z twist, multicolored cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Two selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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