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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-141
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Momostenango
Department of Totonicapan
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1935
Early Date: 1930
Late Date: 1935
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 183 cm
Width: 142 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:O-2 - Other Number

Description

In two pieces, natural brown cotton, plaid formed by compound black and white lengthwise and white crosswise stripes.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 30 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white, navy, brown cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, white, navy, brown cotton. Balanced plain weave. 2 panels - each panel has 2 selvedges. Made on a floor loom."

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