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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-241
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Length: 82 cm
Width: 55 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:159B - Other Number


Dark blue cotton embroidered with bands and series of flowers diamonds broken crosses animals and plants one bird and one women in red, yellow, green, lavender and white cotton and rose silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, 2 ply, Z twist, navy cotton. Weft:26 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, navy cotton. Warp predominently plain weave. Supplemental weft: double faced figures with single faced bands. 1 panel - 4 selvdges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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