Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
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

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."

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

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