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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-254
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria De Jesus
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Length: 68 cm
Width: 74 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:175 - Other Number


Woman's cloth worn as a neckerchief tied in front. Two pieces sewn together. Red cotton with blue selvedges and blue stripes forming plaid. Single embroidered figures of birds, burros and three legged animals in blue, white, green, yellow and rose cotton and blue, purple and green silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 42 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and blue cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red and blue cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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