Older tzute used as a cargador or carrying cloth
This is a traditional tzute from Nahuala. It probably dates from the 1990s. 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 37 inches wide and approximately 39 inches long. Background fabric is cotton of multi-colored stripes, including natural indigo. The brown stripe is a more coarsely-woven thread, meant to imitate the hand-spun ixcaco, which is highly prized. I believe that this thread is commercial cotton, however. I purchased this tzute from an old woman from Nahuala in 2012, and she told me it was about 10-20 years old.
Condition is Very Good, perhaps there are a few loose threads, since this is a used tzute. There is some separation in the center, where the two halves are joined. The first photo below is of half the entire textile. The photos which follow are close-ups.
Dimensions: approximately 37 inches wide and 39 inches long. This is an very nice older textile from daily use.