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Man's head cloth (tzute)

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Red textile with narrow blue stripes, patterned with white, yellow and purple animal figures and dots. Seam down the center is covered with purple and white embroidery. Long purple tassels hang from each corner.

Provenance

February 1940, purchased in Guatamala City from Mrs. Tocsica Townsend Roach by Mrs. George R. Rowland, Boston; gift of Mrs. Rowland to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George R. Rowland

Guatemalan (Chichicastenango), late 19th century

Object Place

Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Dimensions

Height x width: 25 1/2 x 25 1/4 in. (64.8 x 64.1 cm) Other (tassels): 22.9 cm (9 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2277

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes