Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Department of Quiche | Nebaj

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 85-2-153
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ixil
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Quiche | Nebaj
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Cotton with some silk embroidery, bird, tree and figure designs, white cord fringe on two ends.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 15 epi, 2 ply, white cotton. Weft: 56 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, cotton (purple, red, green, white, blue, pink, orange and maroon). Supplemental weft - two faced in cotton - white, green, purple, dark blue cotton and rust silk. 1 panel - 2 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 27 cm
Width 32 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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