Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Quezaltenango | Department of Quezaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Servietta
Object Number 66-34-67
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Quezaltenango | Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Wedding cloth also used as basket cloth. Heavy ribbed weave with red, yellow and purple pastel stripes. Two breadths joined by red and yellow silk thread randas. Two main embroidered design areas at ends. Designs are of birds and geometrics. Main colors are red and yellow silk, lavender cotton. Loose warp threads knotted and fringed at both ends. Silk tassels added to fringing.

Length 190 cm
Width 97 cm
Credit Line Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number A-67 - Field No SF

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