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tzut? (carrying cloth)
  • Kaqchikel (Cakchiquel) peoples
  • tzut? (carrying cloth), late 1800s–1942
  • Where object was made: San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
  • cotton, ribbon, weaving, embroidering?, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 94 x 70 cm
    Object Length/Width: 37 x 27 9/16 in
  • Gift of the Josephine M. Wood Trust
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6708

The rectangular cloth is woven in two segments. The stripes in the short axis have a variety of patterns. There is a sawtooh pattern in white, dark blue, purple, red, light green and yellow-green with zigzags in the same colors. There is a light blue zigzag going the width of the cloth with red on either side and white detail. One is brown-red with a blue net-pattern over the top. There are chevrons in red, brown, dark blue, yellow, green, and light blue. The stripes are arranged so there is a basic symmetry from the middle of the piece. The back is edged with blue grosgrain ribbon.