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Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:79-5-10
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Nebaj
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 118 cm
Width: 50.5 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1979

Description

Servilleta. Double-weave, brocaded with human and animal figures on striped background. All hand-made, centrally located geometric designed brocade. Colors include red, blue, orange, green, purple, maroon, yellow, white, yellow-orange, and pink. Fringe on either end. Made in 1970.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 56 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton and two ply orange, purple, green, blue cotton and 3 ply burgandy cotton. Weft; 12 ppi, 4 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced. 2 panels - 2 selvedges each. Made backstap loom."

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