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Utility Cloth

Servilleta

Native NameServilleta
Object Number:42-35-168
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Guatemala
Guatemala City
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: Pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 43 cm
Width: 43 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:C - Other Number

Description

Cloth made for tourist trade. Warps and end wefts are red cotton. Mercerized cotton stripes of yellow, green, magenta, rose and three shades of blue. The dark blue ikat with white. Warp ends netted into points and silk tassels added.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 46 epi, single, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: Varied, single and multiple twisted two strand, mercerised cotton and ikat cotton. Supplementary weft is two faced."

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