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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-250
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Huehuetenango
San Juan Atitan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 117 cm
Width: 114 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:250 - Other Number

Description

Cotton cloth in two panels sewn together with zig zag stitch in cotton thread. Red with white and orange stripes. One border fringed and embroidered with zigzag stitch. Tag reads, "For a man to wrap around his head under his hat."

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 76 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and yellow cotton. One ply, white cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Two panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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