Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Department of Quiche

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Servilleta
Object Number 42-35-7
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Quiche
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

White with broad compound stripes of natural brown, woven in two pieces with embroidered randa, hemmed at upper end, bold embroidered figurres seven rearing and three standing animals, ten women [paper dolls] chiefly in red cotton with yellow green and blue spots.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, single, Z twist, white and natural brown cotton. Weft: 34 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced - plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 2 panels - 3 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 74 cm
Width 75.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number I-A - Other Number

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