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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-196
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Nebaj
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1930-1949
Early Date: 1930
Late Date: 1949
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 91 cm
Width: 61 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

1930's or 40's red cotton with green striped bands, knotted fringes, brocaded bands in silk and cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 84 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, red, green, blue, white and orange cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp face plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced. 1 panel - 2 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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