Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Servilleta
Object Number 42-35-9
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

White with red yellow and natural brown compound stripes, woven in two pieces with embroidered randa, hemmed at top, embroidered figures chiefly in red and yellow cotton, twelve paper dolls, nine dancers, red cottton thread-madder dye [Robert Carlsen 1984].

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 68 epi, single, Z twist, white and natural brown cotton. 2 singles, Z twist, yellow and red cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 2 panels - 3 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 67 cm
Width 74.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number I-C - Other Number

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