Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Nahuala | Department of Solola

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 80-22-11
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Nahuala | Department of Solola
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Ceremonial. Cotton and silk brocade on warp faced ground, floats visible on reverse. Warp and weft stripes, horses, birds and chickens in pink, yellow and orange on mostly blue ground. Selvedges finished. Ends braided. Excellent condition.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, navy cotton. Single, Z twist, pink and red silk. Weft: 22 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, blue cotton. Single, Z twist, pink silk. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 1 panel - 2 selvedges."

Length 78.7 cm
Width 60.9 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980
Other Number 18 - Field No SF

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