Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 80-22-15
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan
Provenience Guatemala
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk
Iconography Bird | Donkey

Cofradia cloth. Brocade on balanced weave ground, floats visible on reverse. Cotton and silk. Rows of birds and donkeys, zigzags in corner. Red ground, white, yellow, pink and gray. Selvedges and ends finished. Good condition, slight wear, some repair and staining. Paper tag #9.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 35 epi, Z twist, single ply cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, Z twist, two singles red cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 63.6 cm
Width 53.3 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980
Other Number 9 - Other Number

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