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Utility Cloth


Native NameServilleta
Object Number:85-2-95B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Escuintla
Culture Area: Central American
Length: 78 cm
Width: 82 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:95B - Other Number


Cotton, white ground with red borders on two sides, all over brocading with double headed eagle, animals, birds, brocaded floral design brocaded on four sides.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Border - 46 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, blue and red cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, 2 singles, blue and red cotton. Warp and warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 1 panel - 3 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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