Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Nahuala | Department of Solola

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 85-2-266
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Nahuala | Department of Solola
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

Red cotton with orange, green and white stripes, top third brocaded, tag:"---to hold 'jicara' with a hot corn drink".

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, red and navy cotton. 2 ply orange, green, yellow, purple cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp - faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 1 panel - 3 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 38 cm
Width 37 cm
Credit Line Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

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