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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-336
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Chajul
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 73 cm
Width: 79 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

White cotton, red and lavender stripes, heavily brocaded with birds, horses and geometric designs in orange, green, yellow, blue, red, pink and purple. Red and purple dots brocaded in the center area.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, three ply, white cotton. Weft: 18-20 ppi, four singles and three ply, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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