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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:86-49-6
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 59.5 cm
Width: 48.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. John W. McPherson, 1986

Description

Purple and orange silk embroidery on red cotton ground woven with black stripe. Purple silk tassel on each corner.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 42 single ply, Z-twist, 2 strands, red and indigo cotton. Weft; 28 single ply, Z twist, 2 strands, red. Supplemental weft, purple silk, purple, orange green, blue, pink silk. Made on a backstrap loom."

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