Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 85-2-135B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Cotton cloth. Red plaid with yellow stripes. Brocaded birds in purple, white, brown, yellow, blue and green silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, single, Z twist, cotton. Weft: 40 ppi, single, Z twist, cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 59 cm
Width 62 cm
Credit Line Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

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