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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
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
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

Description

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."

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