Ceremonial tzute from the Maya town of San Martin Sacatepequez, also known as Chile Verde. This type of textile could be used as a table cover or a shoulder tzut.
This textile was woven in the village on a backstrap loom. Such pieces are usually woven by the family for their own use.
This particular textile is 10-20 years old, and is of mostly cotton. It was purchased in Antigua, Guatemala, in 2019. The brocaded designs were added during the weaving process using supplemental weft brocading. Both ends have loose warp fringes.
Size: 18 inches wide and 39 inches long, not including the fringes. This tzute was made from a single panel on a backstrap loom. Note particularly the finely-woven traditional Maya figures in the design.
Condition is Very Good, some light wear and soil is possible. These textiles are not common, and I have seen only a couple in 20 years of travel to Guatemala.