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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-402
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Baja Verapaz
San Miguel Chicaj
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 53 cm
Width: 33.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:323 - Other Number

Description

Man's cloth used as handkerchief. Red cotton with lengthwise yellow and green compound stripes and crosswise yellow shadow stripes. Embroidered chevrons in red and yellow cotton and green and purple silk. Fringed at both ends.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, two singles, Z twist. Weft: 28 ppi, two singles, Z twist. Weave: warp predominant plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. One panel. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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