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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-142
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 74 cm
Width: 69 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Plain red, white and blue striped cotton cloth. Supplemantary weft zig zag brocade. Knotted and tasseled fringes.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 30 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, single, white cotton. Two singles, red cotton. Four singles, Z twist, blue cotton. Supplementary weft is two faced. Balanced plain weave. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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