Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Department of Quiche | Nebaj

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 85-2-193
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ixil
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Quiche | Nebaj
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

Red cotton with purple stripes, supplementary weft embroidery in bars and triangles, fringes knotted.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 42 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. 3 singles, Z twist, purple cotton. 2 ply, Z twist, green, orange and purple cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced. 1 panel - 2 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 96 cm
Width 52 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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