Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | San Juan Sacatepequez | Department of Guatemala

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 42-35-199
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | San Juan Sacatepequez | Department of Guatemala
Culture Area Central American
Date Made Pre 1933
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

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."

Length 62 cm
Width 46 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number 120 - Other Number

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