Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Department of Baja Verapaz | Rabinal

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 42-35-384
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Pocomchi
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Baja Verapaz | Rabinal
Culture Area Central American
Date Made pre 1933
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Woman's cloth for wrapping food. White cotton in narrow bands alternating close and open weave. Plaided with red and yellow. Slightly brocaded with red and yellow cotton and light blue silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, single and double, Z twist, white, red and yellow cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is double faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 96 cm
Width 60 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number 311 - Other Number

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