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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-240
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Sacatepequez
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Length: 107.95 cm
Width: 35.56 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:158-B - Other Number


Dark blue cotton with embroidered bands of angular meanders zigzags and checkerboards, small birds and geometric unit figures between, lavender, red, white, and green cotton, deep rose gold green and purple silk, both ends hemmed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, navy cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, navy cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft - double faced and two face. 1 panel - 2 selvedges. Made on backstrap loom."

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