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Utility Cloth

Servilleta

Native NameServilleta
Object Number:42-35-323
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tzutujil
Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Lucas Toliman
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 82 cm
Width: 74.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:249-C - Other Number

Description

For wrapping tortillas, white with three coarsely brocaded compound bands of blue, red, green, yellow and violet stripes, four rows of Z and V figures, short fringe on ends.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 26 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Supplemental weft: 2 faced brocad. Warp predominantly plain weave. Made on a backstrap loom."

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