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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-203
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 72 cm
Width: 82 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

Natural cotton with tan stripes, brocaded with animals and geometric designs, hemmed at bottom and top, two panels sewn with randa, very old.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 60 epi, all colors two singles, Z twist, except for natural brown and tan which are single, Z twist. Weft: 28 ppi, single, Z twist, tan cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental two faced. 2 panels - 2 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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