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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-266
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Nahuala
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 38 cm
Width: 37 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Red cotton with orange, green and white stripes, top third brocaded, tag:"---to hold 'jicara' with a hot corn drink".

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, red and navy cotton. 2 ply orange, green, yellow, purple cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp - faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 1 panel - 3 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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