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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-153
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Nebaj
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 27 cm
Width: 32 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

Cotton with some silk embroidery, bird, tree and figure designs, white cord fringe on two ends.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 15 epi, 2 ply, white cotton. Weft: 56 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, cotton (purple, red, green, white, blue, pink, orange and maroon). Supplemental weft - two faced in cotton - white, green, purple, dark blue cotton and rust silk. 1 panel - 2 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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