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Utility Cloth


Native NameServilleta
Object Number:42-35-245
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Sacatepequez
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Length: 79 cm
Width: 47 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:168-A - Collector Number


Used as a tablecloth, particularly under figures of saints, black cotton, ends with many narrow bands, center with bird and plant figures, red, green, yellow, blue, violet and white cotton, rose silk, deep fringe on ends.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 58 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, navy cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, multiple strand, navy cotton ground. Supplemental weft: single faced, 2 faced (zig-zag), double faced: birds and stars. Warp plain weave ground. Made on a backstrap loom."

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