Traditional carrying cloth measuring 34 x 31 inches
Maya tzutes are incidental cloths used for a multitude of purposes, often as cargadores or carrying cloths. This particular cloth is from the village of Santiago Sacatepequez. It is very finely woven in 2 panels, joined by a fine randa stitch as seen in the second photo. All edges are beautifully selvage-finished. The weaving technique is warp-faced plain weave. Overall dimensions are approximately 34 inches wide and 31 inches long. This material appears to be 100% cotton. In the photos below, the second is a closeup of the first.
Condition: Very Good, lightly used, some light soil and a few pulled threads possible. These traditional tzutes from this village are becoming increasingly hard to find. The attached photos were taken under two different light conditions. The actual color of the red ground is somewhat between the two -- a true red but somewhat duller than the final photo.