Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Department of Quiche | Nebaj

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 79-5-10
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Ixil
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Quiche | Nebaj
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

Servilleta. Double-weave, brocaded with human and animal figures on striped background. All hand-made, centrally located geometric designed brocade. Colors include red, blue, orange, green, purple, maroon, yellow, white, yellow-orange, and pink. Fringe on either end. Made in 1970.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 56 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton and two ply orange, purple, green, blue cotton and 3 ply burgandy cotton. Weft; 12 ppi, 4 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced. 2 panels - 2 selvedges each. Made backstap loom."

Length 118 cm
Width 50.5 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase, 1979

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