Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Almolonga | Department of Quezaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 85-2-33A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Almolonga | Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

Red, white and blue ground, cotton, geometric designs brocaded, one side fringed, tag:"2 pieces".

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton, red cotton, red and blue ikat cotton. 2 singles, Z twist, green cotton with 2 ply purple cotton, 3 singles, green cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. 3 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced. 1 panel - 3 selvedges with fringe on one end. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 83 cm
Width 66 cm
Credit Line Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number 33A - Other Number

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