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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-208
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1925
Early Date: 1925
Late Date: 1925
Length: 87.5 cm
Width: 71 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985


1925, white cotton, two panels sewn together with red and green randa "The bull and the cow" design embroidery, woman's, Tag:" to carry food".

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton, red cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 2 panels - 3 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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