Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 85-2-209D
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Man's cofradia cloth. Red cotton with narrow blue stripes. Two panels with a purple silk randa join. Purple silk brocading. Four long silk fringes, one at each corner. Old. (attached to piece is a lengthy explaination of the symbols used in the Chichicas)

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 36 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and blue cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, two selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Height 1.2 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Length 76.5 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Width 147 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Credit Line Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

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