One panel Tenanza Tzute (Offering) woven on a back strap loom. The piece shows three selvedge ends and one has a handmade seam. The background is woven with alizarin and the designs are woven with cotton and silk. The piece shows some small holes (damage). Designs: zoomorphic: turkeys, sacrificed turkeys and squirrels. Geometric designs: Venus (planet) and stars.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1920’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Materials: Hand spun cotton and silk. Natural dyes: yellow; alizarin.
Use: Tenanza Tzute
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 21.5” x 20”