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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-77
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santiago Sacatepequez
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 72 cm
Width: 78 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:77 - Other Number

Description

Cloth of two cotton panels sewn together with embroidered randa. Red ground with stripes and scattered brocaded animals.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 64 epi, three singles, Z twist, red, peach, blue and green cotton. Two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Two ply, lilac and blue cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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