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Ceremonial Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTapado de Capitana de Cofradia
Object Number:98-23-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Patzun
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton (uncertain)
Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Height: 221 cm
Width: 91.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Theodore T. Newbold and Helen Cunningham in commemoration of Pamela Jardine's retirement, 1998

Description

Ceremonial clothing of la capitana de cofradia. White gauze (cotton?) with white weft. Approx. 99 cm. from each end is an area of pink, purple, red, gr een, and orange embroidered silk on an additional square layer of white cloth. This square measures approx. 41 X 42 cm. and is located 5 cm. from the side edge. Three multicolored tassals on the edge of the embroidered square.

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