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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute de Hombre
Object Number:2014-19-137
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tzutuhil
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Solola
Santiago Atitlan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 110.5 cm
Width: 65.7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Louis Weinstock and Rosa Portell-Weinstock, 2014
Other Number:L-699-137 - Old Loan Number

Description

Man's cotton Tzute. Predominantly red cotton groundcloth with stripes of natural brown cotton. Two stripes of purple and one stripe of orange. Six tassles of purple-magenta silk added. Two broad bands of orange-red across top and bottom of cloth. Horizontal narrow band of orange at center paralleled above and below by narrow lavender bands, all set against a wider brown band. Six tassles attached.

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