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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-202
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 81 cm
Width: 67 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

Man's cotton. Red ground with thin navy stripes. Two panels embroidered together. Center brocaded in geometric design. Red tassels on four corners attached with orange thread.

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

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