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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-404
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pipil
Provenience: Guatemala
Palin
Department of Escuintla
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1939
Early Date: 1934
Late Date: 1939
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Length: 91 cm
Width: 85 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:G-II - Other Number

Description

Cofradia, soft weave red cotton with broad white stripes through center forming a cross, on the red are occasional paired narrow white stripes, central block of cross embroidered with two small burros and five small birds in red green and lavender cotton, red cotton thread- madder dye, purple cotton thread- plobably synthetic [Robert Carlsen 1984].

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 24 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. 30 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton (wool?). Weft: 14 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. 1 single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 1 panel - 3 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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