Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
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

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."

Length 77 cm
Width 90.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number II-A - Collector Number

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