A woman’s Ceremonial Tzute hand embroidered with silk (yellow) and cotton (mollusc and alizarin – red). The background is a piece of white fabric, cut into a square shape. Each corner has an alizarin pompon. On the back of the tzute, the piece has a Cobán hand woven cloth sewn in, probably to wear it as a veil or head tzute. It has some reparations and holes. Designs: stars.
Age: Approximately woven in the early 1920’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: Magdalena Milpas Altas, Sacatepéquez
Materials: Cotton and silk; dyes: alizarin; natural dyes: mollusk and yellow.
Use: Ceremonial Tzute
Technique: Hand embroidered
Size: Approximately 38” x 32.5”