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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:66-34-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 80 cm
Width: 33 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-7 - Field No SF

Description

White cotton plain weave in two breadths. Entire pattern is cotton double faced overlay brocading. Design elements of rabbits, birds, geometricized flowers, greek key designs. Inscriptios woven into fabric by double faced overlay brocading.

Warp: 32 epi, two ply, white cotton. Weft: 32 ppi, two ply, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is double faced. Two panels, one with four selvedges and one with three selvedges and border strip added at one end. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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