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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-352
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santiago Sacatepequez
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 109 cm
Width: 116 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Striped cotton cloth with red ground. Wide stripes are orange and narrow stripes are white and blue. Two panels sewn together with a multicolored, zigzag randa.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, three singles, Z twist, red, green, peach and blue cotton and two singles, white cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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