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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
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
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

Description

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."

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