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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-285
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Domingo Xenacoj
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Length: 90 cm
Width: 40 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942


Cofradia cloth. Green cotton with broad, central red and blue stripes. Lower half embroidered with bands and rows of birds and animals in deep rose, gold, pink, green and purple silk and white and purple cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, three singles, Z twist, red and green cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red and green cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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