Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Quezaltenango | Department of Quezaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 85-2-8
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Quezaltenango | Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Tzute with white cotton ground and ends fringed. Brocaded geometric design bands. Tag reads, "Ceremonial cloth. Subalchej."

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white and green cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, two selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 83 cm
Width 71 cm
Credit Line Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number 8 - Other Number

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