logo
OPEN TODAY 10 AM – 5 PM

Utility Cloth

Tzute

Object Number:66-34-36
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 74 cm
Width: 74 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966

Description

Plain weave cotton cloth. Red ground with green, blue, yellow and white forming plaid. Designs of stylized animals, birds and geometric forms are embroidered in squares with silk thread in multiple colors.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 58 epi, Z twist, single ply cotton. Weft: 46 ppi, single ply, Z twist, cotton. Cross stripes in blue, yellow, magenta, black and white silk and stripes of several strands of white and blue cotton twisted together forming a chevron effect. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

You may also be interested in these objects:


Report problems and issues to digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org.