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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-286
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santiago Sacatepequez
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 73 cm
Width: 74.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:Osborne II - Other Number

Description

Old cloth of two pieces with slight randa. Faded red cotton with narrow, blue stripes forming blocks. Double blue selvedge stripe. Single conventionalized double eagles, other birds and a band at each end of conventionalized plants, All in purple, yellow, green and violet silk and white, purple, green and yellow cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 54 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and blue cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, two singles (blue) three singles (red), Z twist, red and blue cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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