The tzute is woven in two panels on a back strap loom and shows four selvedge ends. Red background full brocaded with silk and cotton patterns. The panels are joined with machine. Both ends have a colour embroidered decoration on the sides. Zoomorphic Designs: horses, pelicans, birds, roosters and butterflies. Geometric Designs: candle holders, planets (Venus), stars and corn plants.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1960’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: Santa Maria de Jesús, Sacatepéquez
Materials: Cotton, silk and mercerized cotton.
Use: Utility cloth used as shawl or veil.
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 37” x 39”