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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Object Number:66-34-37
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Wool
Length: 57 cm
Width: 52 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966

Description

Red cotton gauze weave. Designs of stylized animals, birds and geometric forms. Multi-colored cotton, silk and wool threads used for embroidered designs.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 48 epi, single, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 36 ppi, single, Z twist, red cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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