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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:93-20-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Solola
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Length: 109 cm
Width: 11.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. and Mrs. David Wenger, 1993

Description

All-purpose cloth; red cotton textile with thin silk thread embroidery stripe down center. Alternating colors: pale yellow, pale green, magenta, purple and kelly green; in four cm sections. A few supplementary weft motifs.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 54, 2 singles z-twist. Weft: 18 3 singles red. Supplementary weft: 2 faced. Made on a backstrap loom."

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