Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Department of Alta Verapaz | Cahabon

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Servilleta
Object Number 29-60-19
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Alta Verapaz | Cahabon
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

Natural brown cotton ground with red, white, blue and brown checks. Red and blue are foreign yarn, white and brown Indian yarn. Ends fringed. See 29-60-29.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 26 epi, two singles, Z twist, blue cotton. 14 epi, singles, Z twist, natural brown cotton. 48 epi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 14 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. 16 ppi, four singles, Z twist, red cotton. 16 ppi, single, Z twist, blue cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 127 cm
Width 54 cm
Credit Line Guatemalan Expedition, Robert Burkitt, 1920
Other Number 271 - Field No SF

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