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Utility Cloth

Servietta

Native NameServietta
Object Number:66-34-67
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Quezaltenango
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 190 cm
Width: 97 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-67 - Field No SF

Description

Wedding cloth also used as basket cloth. Heavy ribbed weave with red, yellow and purple pastel stripes. Two breadths joined by red and yellow silk thread randas. Two main embroidered design areas at ends. Designs are of birds and geometrics. Main colors are red and yellow silk, lavender cotton. Loose warp threads knotted and fringed at both ends. Silk tassels added to fringing.

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