Traditional man's tzute from the traditional Quiche Maya market town of Chichicastenango.
This man's tzute is of contemporary manufacture and incorporatess the geometric style currently in fashion, though it harkens back to the styles used in the 1950's through 1980's. This example has a base of red cotton. It was woven in two panels on a backstrap loom. The panels were then joined with a decorative randa stitch. Two ends are nicely selvage-finished, two are hemmed. The geometric designs, added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental weft brocading are also of 100% cotton. All threads including the added tassels are cotton, as required by tradition.
Overall dimensions are 35 inches wide and 31 inches long.
Condition: Excellent condition, some very light dust and soil possible. This is a contemporary tzute in very nice condition. It was purchased in Guatemala in 2017.