Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Santiago Sacatepequez | Department of Sacatepequez

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
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

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."

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

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