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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-33A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Almolonga
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 83 cm
Width: 66 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:33A - Other Number

Description

Red, white and blue ground, cotton, geometric designs brocaded, one side fringed, tag:"2 pieces".

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton, red cotton, red and blue ikat cotton. 2 singles, Z twist, green cotton with 2 ply purple cotton, 3 singles, green cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. 3 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced. 1 panel - 3 selvedges with fringe on one end. Made on a backstrap loom."

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