Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Department of Sacatepequez | San Antonio Aguas Calientes

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 42-35-242
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Sacatepequez | San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Culture Area Central American
Date Made pre 1933
Section American
Materials Cotton

Very old, red with five lengthwise compound stripes of green black lavender and yellow, designs in two series of short bars, four repeats of little black and white deer, two butterflies between broken crosses, remaining designs floral, embroidery yellow, lavender, black and white cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 64 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, red, yellow, green, navy, white and blue. 2 ply lavender cotton, 2 ply red and green ( 1 strand red, 1 green). Weft: 26 ppi, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - double faced. 1 panel - 4 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 76 cm
Width 43 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number 168-B - Collector Number

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