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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Iconography:Eagle
Length: 77 cm
Width: 90.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:II-A - Other Number

Description

Cloth for a man of noble rank. 42-35-1/5 are part of one costume. Red cotton with black hair stripes. Woven in two pieces with a heavy randa over seam. Broad, solidly brocaded band across the center of both sections in double headed eagle design in magenta, gold, green and black. Heavy magenta tassel at corner.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 56 epi, single, Z twist, red and navy cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Predominantly warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Guatemala Textiles (21 Oct 1970 - 01 Jan 1971) View Objects in Exhibition

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