Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Department of Quiche | Nebaj

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 85-2-196
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ixil
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Quiche | Nebaj
Culture Area Central American
Date Made 1930-1949
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

1930's or 40's red cotton with green striped bands, knotted fringes, brocaded bands in silk and cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 84 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, red, green, blue, white and orange cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp face plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced. 1 panel - 2 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 91 cm
Width 61 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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