Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Department of Baja Verapaz | San Miguel Chicaj

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 42-35-402
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Baja Verapaz | San Miguel Chicaj
Culture Area Central American
Date Made pre 1933
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Man's cloth used as handkerchief. Red cotton with lengthwise yellow and green compound stripes and crosswise yellow shadow stripes. Embroidered chevrons in red and yellow cotton and green and purple silk. Fringed at both ends.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, two singles, Z twist. Weft: 28 ppi, two singles, Z twist. Weave: warp predominant plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. One panel. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 53 cm
Width 33.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number 323 - Other Number

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