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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:66-34-80
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Huehuetenango
San Juan Atitan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 100 cm
Width: 116 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-80 - Field No SF

Description

Red and white plain weave cotton cloth in two breadths stitched together with red cotton thread. Yellow-green stripe at center and both edges. Loose warp threads fringed at one end. Embroidered geometric forms in center.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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