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Utility Cloth

Servilleta

Native NameServilleta
Object Number:42-35-372
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Coban
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 70 cm
Width: 54 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:301 - Other Number

Description

Used as tablecloth or basket cover. Yellow cotton embroidered in bands of vines and flowers in red, green and white cotton. Both ends fringed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 18 epi, three singles, Z twist, yellow cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, three singles, Z twist, yellow cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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