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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:70-13-67
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Zunil
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 103.3 cm
Width: 65.5 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Cotton. Warp faced. One breadth. Red with center stripe of res-orange and purple separated by natural brown cotton stripes. Twill weave.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 74 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton with single ply, Z twist, brown cotton stripes and two ply, orange and purple cotton stripes. Weft: 20 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. One panel, three selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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