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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Object Number:80-22-13
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 81.3 cm
Width: 53.3 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980
Other Number:12 - Other Number

Description

Brocade on balanced ground weave, floats visible on reverse. Cotton and silk. Warp and weft stripes, diamonds, birds, stars, plants. Mostly red ground with yellow, green, white, purple and pink. Selvedges and ends finished. Good condition, small holes, slight stains. Paper tag #12.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 28 epi, single, Z twist, red and white cotton and two singles, yellow, blue and green cotton. Weft: 44 ppi, single, Z twist, red and white cotton and two singles, yellow, blue and green cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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