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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Object Number:42-35-405
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pipil
Provenience: Guatemala
Palin
Department of Escuintla
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Iconography:Bird
Eagle
Sun
Length: 73 cm
Width: 79 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942

Description

White cotton embroidered with chain and zigzag borders all around. Six rows of birds with two in center on a branch. Double headed eagle with sun above. Background of dots. All brocading in soft red, lavender, yellow, green, and blue cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 30 epi, two ply, white cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, two ply, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, three selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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