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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-83
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Almolonga
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 52 cm
Width: 55.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:XXXVIII-C - Other Number

Description

Cotton red and white and mixed red and blue stripes with two broader blue and white center stripes. Brocaded in bands of leaves and checkerboard with red and purple cotton and cerise, green, purple, white and yellow silk. One end fringed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 48 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Two singles, Z twist, blue cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft single faced. One panel, three selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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