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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-200
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: 53 cm
Width: 26 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:121-B - Other Number


Dark blue cotton cloth. Brocaded bands of animals, birds and plants in white cotton and deep rose, green and yellow silk with two bands of open weave.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, three singles, Z twist, navy cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, three singles, Z twist, navy cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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