Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | San Juan Sacatepequez | Department of Guatemala

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 42-35-201
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | San Juan Sacatepequez | Department of Guatemala
Culture Area Central American
Date Made pre 1939
Section American
Materials Cotton

White cloth with fringed at ends. Embroidered animals, double headed eagles, birds and geometric figures in yellow, red, green, old blue, purple and rose cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 34 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 36 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, two selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 58 cm
Width 49 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number G-VI - Other Number

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