Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Servilleta
Object Number 42-35-8
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton
Technique Embroidered
Iconography Eagle | Goat

Striped red yellow white and black, woven in two pieces with embroidered randa, hemmed at top, embroidered figures chiefly in red and yellow cotton, four double headed eagles, two eagles facing each orher, two goats facing each other.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 48 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, red, blue, and yellow cotton. 1 single, Z twist, white, natural brown cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft: 2 faced. 2 panels - 3 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 54 cm
Width 59 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number I-B - Other Number

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