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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:85-2-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Quezaltenango
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 91 cm
Width: 56 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:7 - Other Number

Description

Cofradia tzute with brown cotton ground and fringe. Silk brocading in designs of stripes and geometric shapes. Tag reads, "Serbachij antiguo para cofradia (hilo cuyascate)."

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 24 epi, two singles, Z twist, natural brown handspun cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, two singles, Z twist, natural brown handspun cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, two selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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