Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Santo Domingo Xenacoj | Department of Sacatepequez

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 85-2-167
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | Santo Domingo Xenacoj | Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Wool cloth with green ground. Center woven red stripe. Lower half brocaded in bird motifs. Silk threads.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, three singles, Z twist, green, red and purple cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, three singles, Z twist, green and red cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 70 cm
Width 37.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

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