Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
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

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."

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

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