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Utility Cloth

Servilleta

Native NameServilleta
Object Number:42-35-176
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: Pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 52 cm
Width: 46.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:101-D - Other Number

Description

Woman's, for wrapping food, white with embroidered border of red yellow and blue wavy lines and three rows of small embroidered birds burros and lizards[?].

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 30 epi, 3 singles, white Z-twist. Weft: 20 ppi, 3 singles, white, Z twist. Supplemental weft: dbl. faced multicolor. Balanced plain weave. Made on a backstrap loom."

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