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Banda (Guatemalan Textile)

Native NameBanda (Guatemalan Textile)
Object Number:42-35-321
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Tzutujil
Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Solola
San Lucas Toliman
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 308 cm
Width: 17 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:250 - Other Number

Description

Sash for a man of second class. Three broad lengthwise stripes in the order of red, rose and red, separated by a narrower double stripe of blue and yellow. Ends fringed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 66 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Three singles, Z twist, yellow, blue and rose cotton. Weft: 16 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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