Utility Cloth



From: Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Tzute
Object Number 42-35-6
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk
Technique Embroidered
Iconography Bird | Animal

For man of middle class. Red cotton with black pin stripe. Woven in two pieces with embroidered randa. Hemmed at upper end. Broad band of silk embroidered figures across center in five rows: standing birds, two rows of standing animals, small flying birds, woven in mostly magenta with dots of gold and green. Magenta tassels at four corners.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 64 epi, single, Z twist, red cotton. Two singles, Z twist, navy cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, single, Z twist, red cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, three selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 55.5 cm
Width 62 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number II-B - Other Number

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