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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-135A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 102 cm
Width: 108 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Cofradia cloth. Red, plaid cotton with yellow and blue stripes. Scattered brocaded designs of animals, birds and figures. Silk thread.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, single, Z twist, cotton. Weft: 36 ppi, single, Z twist, cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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