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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-193
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Nebaj
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 96 cm
Width: 52 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

Red cotton with purple stripes, supplementary weft embroidery in bars and triangles, fringes knotted.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 42 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. 3 singles, Z twist, purple cotton. 2 ply, Z twist, green, orange and purple cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced. 1 panel - 2 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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