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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-136
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 80 cm
Width: 74 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

Cotton cloth with red warp and weft alternating white and blue stripes. Supplementary weft embroidery in geometric bands. Knotted tasseled fringe. May be Dept of Escuintla, Palin; Pocoman Central.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton ground. Warp selvedges: 32 ppi, five singles, Z twist, blue/red cotton. 40 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, single, white cotton. Two singles, Z twist, red, blue/red cotton. Supplementary weft is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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