Ceremonial tzute from the Maya town of Santiago Sacatepequez. 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: 16 inches wide and 43 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.