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tzut (carrying cloth)
  • unknown K'iche' (Quiché) maker
  • tzut (carrying cloth), late 1800s–1942
  • Where object was made: Chichicastenango, Quiché, Guatemala
  • cotton, weaving, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 77.5 x 81.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 30 1/2 x 32 1/16 in
  • Gift of the Josephine M. Wood Trust
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6714

The square of cotton cloth is woven in two panels. It is red with thin stripes in green, dark blue, white, orange, and yellow. One panel has four birds embroidered across the middle in blocks of blue-green, purple, white, and red. The other panel has a heart-like shape with a purple net-like design, and white, pink, and blue-green dots. The seam is embellished with blocks of color: purple, white, pink, and blue-green.