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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:42-35-385
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Baja Verapaz
Rabinal
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 80 cm
Width: 40 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:312 - Other Number

Description

Man's cloth. Red cotton with narrow, yellow stripes forming plaid. Embroidered in plant and geometric forms in purple and light green silk and yellow cotton. Corded fringe on both ends.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 38 epi, two singles, Z twist. Weft: 22 ppi, two singles, Z twist. Weave: warp predominant plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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