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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:69-23-12
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quezaltenango
Zunil
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 127 cm
Width: 129.5 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1969

Description

Red cotton warp faced weave. Two breadths. Narrow stripes of bright blue and indigo, white flecks. 1.0 cm randa in narrow rainbow colors. 9 rows of knots in fringe.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 84 epi, two ply, red and blue cotton. Two singles, Z twist, indigo and white ikat cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Two panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Guatemala Textiles (21 Oct 1970 - 01 Jan 1971) View Objects in Exhibition

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