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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-338
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Length: 66 cm
Width: 65 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985


Cotton. Two panels embroidered together. Red ground with thin navy stripe. Centers brocaded in geometric patterns and eagles. Tasseled fringe on four corners in orange. Old and typical.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 42 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and blue cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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