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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-135C
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 36 cm
Width: 35 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 brocaded birds and figures with white stripes.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 64 epi, single ply, Z twist, cotton. Weft: 52 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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