Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Department of Baja Verapaz | Rabinal

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 42-35-385
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Baja Verapaz | Rabinal
Culture Area Central American
Date Made pre 1933
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Man's cloth. Red cotton with narrow, yellow stripes forming plaid. Embroidered in plant and geometric forms in purple and light green silk and yellow cotton. Corded fringe on both ends.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 38 epi, two singles, Z twist. Weft: 22 ppi, two singles, Z twist. Weave: warp predominant plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 80 cm
Width 40 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number 312 - Other Number

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