Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Santa Maria Nebaj | Department of Quiche

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 42-35-48
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Ixil
Provenience Guatemala | Santa Maria Nebaj | Department of Quiche
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Red and green cotton plaid [mostly red] with added pinstripes of yellow dark blue and green cotton, crosswise green purple light blue rose and yellow silk and orange cotton, embroidered figures in bands in same colors, geese and men and women [paper dolls] and flowers, fringed, one end with netted heading.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 64 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, multi colored cottons. Weft: 22 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced. 1 panel - 2 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 92 cm
Width 71 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number IX - Other Number

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