Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Department of Quiche | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 80-22-12
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Quiche | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Two panels joined with faggoting stitch. Brocade on warp faced ground, some floats visible on reverse. Cotton and silk. Warp stripes: horse, women, birds, frogs[?], name Juana in red, yellow white beige and grey. Selvedges finished but sections missing at both sides. folded and stitched at one end, sectios missing from other end. Poor condition, fading tears, fraying, holes.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 74 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, red, blue, yellow cotton. Single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft two faced. 2 panels - 3 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 68.5 cm
Width 66.4 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980
Other Number paper tag #15 - Other Number

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