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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-201
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1939
Early Date: 1934
Late Date: 1939
Length: 58 cm
Width: 49 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:G-VI - Other Number


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."

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