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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-199
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: Pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Length: 62 cm
Width: 46 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:120 - Other Number


Woman's cloth. Red with widely spaced lavender and yellow stripes. Rows of embroidered burros, birds and plants in yellow, lavender and white cotton and purple, green, red and yellow silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 42 epi, three singles, Z twist, red, yellow and purple cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, four singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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