This shrug or wrap is repurposed from a fine Colotenango corte.
“The backstrap woven skirts of [Colotenango] are extraordinary. Red and black warp striped, with supplemental weft decoration, they represent the most complex patterning of any daily skirt in Guatemala.” (“Threads of Identity”, Altman and West, p. 139) This classic circa 1980 example of a Colotenango corte was back strap loomed in two well matched all cotton panels. The supplemental weft decoration features bands of chevrons, universal diamonds, zigzags, corn plants and other geometric motifs.
This is great warm or cool weather wraps. Made of very soft and supple material called "aleman" prized for its drape. It is made of a thick rayon.
This one is made from a longer corte and it fits a bit differently than the others. These are made without cutting the original textile. Will fit sizes XS-M best because it is shorter around the back than some of the others.
32" long and 55" from wrist to wrist.
For more great wraps and shawls check out this section of our shop!