Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
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

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."

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

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