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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:84-32-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: ca. 1950
Early Date: 1945
Late Date: 1955
Length: 62 cm
Width: 57 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. H. Gates Lloyd, 1984


Brown, green, yellow, red and orange woven stripes with yellow, green and purple embroidery.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 62 epi, all colors, 2 singles, Z twist, except for white which is single. Weft: 16 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 2 panels - 3 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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