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Utility Cloth


Native NameServilleta
Object Number:42-35-244
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Sacatepequez
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Length: 68 cm
Width: 58 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:167-B - Other Number


Used as a table cloth, particularly under figures of saints, red cotton, warp ends netted inpoints and tasseled, cross stripes of blue, green, yellow and white in combination, two rows of flowers embroidered in the same colors, some with centers of green or rose silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, 2 singles, Z-twist, red cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, 2 singles, Z-twist, red cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft: single face (striped 2 faced diamond, double faced figures).

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