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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.


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


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

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts