Two panel Saint’s Tzutewoven on a back strap loom. The piece has four selvedge ends. Both panels are joined with a fine hand embroidered “Randa”. Probably the textile was framed with lace, but it was removed. The designs are woven in. The green background is woven with indigo plus (green color). It has a legend embroidered “recuerdo de maria de leon el 7 de octubre de 1940 JT”. Geometrical designs: tree of life (on each corner). Zoomorphic designs: Ixcanel worm, dogs, birds and rabbits.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1940
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Pedro Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Materials: Cotton and silk. Natural dyes: indigo plus (Green) and purple.
Use: Saint’s Tzute
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 25” x 30”