Utility cloth (tzute)

Guatemalan
1970s


Object Place: Santo Domingo Xenacoj, Sacatepequez, Guatemala

Dimensions

Height x width: 64 x 24 in. (162.6 x 61 cm)

Accession Number

2007.573

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with supplementary Cotton and silk patterning wefts

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Two paneled Tzute or Utility cloth woven on a back strap loom. Each of the panels has a blue ground and is brocaded with jaguars, squirrels, butterflies, stars, corn plants, and sacrificed turkeys. The selvedge is on all four sides of the panel and the hand embroidered randa joins both panels with cotton and mercerized cotton.

Provenance

Purchased by donor on March 21, 2007 via internet from Casa de Artes, Antigua, Guatemala; Gift to MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of William Pirl and Steven Satren in honor of their sons, Jared and Seth