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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-198
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: 123 cm
Width: 43 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:125-A - Other Number


Woman's cloth for covering a basket. Red with blue, yellow and white compound and single stripes. Cut warp-wise.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 48 epi, three singles, Z twist, red, yellow, navy and white cotton. Weft: 14 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. One panel, three selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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