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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-207
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 122 cm
Width: 117 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

Two panels jouned with silk embroidery,navy ground with white stripes, two ends embroidered in yellow an burgundy, tag: "-- grande para Uevat cuaches twins".

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, navy, white cotton. Single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, blue-black cotton. Warp faced plain weave. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each."

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