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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-219
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Ayampuc
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Length: 43 cm
Width: 40 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:134 - Other Number


Very old cloth used by a chief. Red cotton quartered and bordered all around with brocaded zigzags, birds, small animals and two humans in yellow and white cotton. Silk colors are purple, jade green, turquoise and deep rose.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 34 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, two singles, 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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