Older tzute used as a table cover for cofradia measuring 34.5 inches wide and x 40 inches long
This is a traditional tzute from Nahuala. It probably dates from the 1980s. It was handwoven on a backstrap loom in two panels, then joined with a simple overcast stitching down the center. Two edges are selvage-finished, two are hemmed. Dimensions are 34.5 inches wide and approximately 40 inches long. Background fabric is cotton of multi-colored stripes, including indigo. The brocaded designs are a mixture of polished cotton, mish cotton, and artificial silk (orlon embroidery floss). I purchased this tzute from an old woman from Nahuala in 2006, and she told me it was for use at the cofradia ceremony as a table cover.
Condition is Very Good, perhaps there are a few loose threads, since this is a used tzute. The first photo below is of the entire textile. Notice that the two halves are inverted relative to each other. The photos which follow are of the separate halves, and then a close-up of the figures in one section.
Dimensions: approximately 34.5 inches wide and 40 inches long. This is an very nice and unusual textile from actual cofradia use.