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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-161
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria De Jesus
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 55 cm
Width: 41.5 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 red ground. Brocaded with animals and flowers in green, purple and blue stripes on side border.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 38 epi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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