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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-384
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Baja Verapaz
Rabinal
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 96 cm
Width: 60 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:311 - Other Number

Description

Woman's cloth for wrapping food. White cotton in narrow bands alternating close and open weave. Plaided with red and yellow. Slightly brocaded with red and yellow cotton and light blue silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, single and double, Z twist, white, red and yellow cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is double faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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