Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 80-22-4
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Two panels joined with fagoting stitch. Brocade on balanced ground weave, floats visible on reverse. Tassels attached at corners. Cotton and silk. Warp stripes. Birds and stars in purple, orange, green white and black on mostly red ground. Selvedges and ends finished. Excellent condition.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, single, Z twist, red cotton. 2 singles, Z twist, navy cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 2 panels - 3 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 45.72 cm
Width 45.72 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980

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