Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | San Juan Sacatepequez | Department of Guatemala

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Servilleta
Object Number 42-35-203
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | San Juan Sacatepequez | Department of Guatemala
Culture Area Central American
Date Made Pre 1933
Section American
Materials Cotton

Tzute grande, used by both men and women to wrap tortillas, white with basket stripe, woven cross stripes of red, dark blue, light blue, green and yellow with white warps floated on the back and colored wefts floated on the front, short fringe on ends.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 48 epi, single, Z-twist white. Weft: 36 ppi, single, Z-twist, white. Singles and doubles in overshot. Made on a floor loom."

Length 96 cm
Width 89 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number 121-C - Other Number

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