One panel Tenanza tzute (Saint’s Offering) woven on a back strap loom. The piece has four selvedge ends. The designs are woven in. Two alizarin (red) stripes frame the cuyuscate background of the piece. Geometrical designs: zigzag and comb.
Age: Approximately woven in the early 1900’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Pedro Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Materials: Hand spun white cotton, cuyuscate and silk. Natural dyes: mollusk; alizarin.
Use: Tenanza tzute
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 15” x 22”