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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-160
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria De Jesus
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Length: 84 cm
Width: 87.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985


Cloth of two panels sewn together. Red ground with borders striped in green, pink, yellow and purple made of cotton. Animals and flowers brocaded in silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 42 epi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp borders: 60 epi, two ply, green, yellow, purple and pink cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Top and bottom selvedges overcast with crochet."

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