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Utility Cloth


Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-218
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Ayampuc
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Length: 54 cm
Width: 58 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:133 - Other Number


White cotton cloth with short fringe at both ends. Brocaded band of red, purple and blue-black cotton zigzags and a central black bar. Brocaded with silk discs of deep rose, green and purple.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 26 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, two selvedged. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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