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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-202
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Length: 131 cm
Width: 112 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:OSB III - Other Number


Man's Cofradia cloth. Very old. Red cotton with yellow and blue stripes. A block at each corner of brocaded animals in yellow and lavender cotton and purple, green and gold silk. Two pieces sewn together.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, three singles, Z twist, red and yellow cotton and two ply purple cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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