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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-8
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Quezaltenango
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 83 cm
Width: 71 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:8 - Other Number

Description

Tzute with white cotton ground and ends fringed. Brocaded geometric design bands. Tag reads, "Ceremonial cloth. Subalchej."

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white and green cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, two selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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