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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-101
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Olintepeque
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 96 cm
Width: 67 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:F-7 - Other Number

Description

Natural brown cotton with plaid formed by compound lengthwise stripes of alternating blue and white warps and blue edged with white. White crosswise stripes and short fringe at ends.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, two singles, Z twist, natureal brown cotton, white and blue cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, two singles, Z twist, natural brown cotton, white and blue cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. One panel, two selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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