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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-33B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Almolonga
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1955
Early Date: 1955
Late Date: 1955
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 50 cm
Width: 57 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:33B - Other Number

Description

One of two pieces, red cotton ground, brocaded, fringed on one end.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. 2 singles, Z twist, white and blue ikat cotton. 3 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 14 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, red cotton. 3 singles, Z twist, white 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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