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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-339
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Length: 83 cm
Width: 72 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985


Man's cloth. Red cotton with fine blue stripes. Two pieces sewn together. Orange and yellow randa. Geometric brocading in center with scattered animals. Orange tassel on each corner sewn with yellow cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 38 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and blue cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, three selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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