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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-159
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria De Jesus
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 147 cm
Width: 123 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

Carrying cloth for twins. Cotton with blue ground. Brocaded with birds and geometric designs. Two panels sewn together.

As per Sigrid Meier, " Warp: 30 epi, four singles, Z twist, navy cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, four singles, Z twist, navy cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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