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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-215
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santiago Sacatepequez
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 71 cm
Width: 80 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Cotton cloth of two panels sewn together with an embroidered randa. Red ground with stripes and scattered brocaded animals.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 60 epi, two singles, Z twist, red, white, blue, peach cotton and purple and green cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, two 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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