two panels sewn together by hand; maroon ground woven with warp stripes at each selvedge (four selvedge). Bright multicolored designs of flowers, fruit, leaves, birds, fish and pairs of angels.

Woman's ceremonial tzute, c. 1980s

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The highly skilled weavers of San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Guatemala, produce some of the finest, most complex, and most famous textiles in the region. They are known for their double-faced weaving technique, which produces identical patterns on both sides of the fabric. You can see this double-sided effect on the baby’s cap (6) and the woman’s ceremonial tzute, or woven cloth (3). In this selection of weavings, you can find patterns that feature a combination of geometric, floral, and animal imagery. You can also see the influence of needlepoint and counted cross-stitch patterns that were brought to Guatemala from Spain in objects 1 and 2.

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Title
Woman's ceremonial tzute
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Artist
Accession Number
2006.100.79
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two panels sewn together by hand; maroon ground woven with warp stripes at each selvedge (four selvedge). Bright multicolored designs of flowers, fruit, leaves, birds, fish and pairs of angels.