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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-24
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Length: 64 cm
Width: 59 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:F-5 [received December 1940] - Other Number

Description

White cotton with compound border stripes of red and yellow, two pieces with randa hemmed at upper end, embroidered with double headed eagles, quadrupeds[ presumably horses] some with riders, men and women [paper dolls] dogs-- in red woll with cross stitch stripes of dark blue, yellow, orange, green and light grey.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. 2 singles, Z twist, yellow and red cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft two faced. 2 planels - 3 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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