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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-44A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria Nebaj
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Height: 2 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Length: 115.7 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Width: 51.5 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:44A - Other Number


Red cotton with narrow stripes, brocaded in silk, beaded fringe on on end and pompoms on the other, tag: "Does not match rest of outfit" Totonicapan?. Green, yellow, orange, navy and white cotton. Bird and plant figures in silk and wool and cotton. Silk - purple, turquoise, white, orange. Wool - blue, green, magenta. Cotton - yellow, orange.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 48 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, cotton, predominently red with multi colored pin stripes. Weft: 26 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced. 1 panel - 2 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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