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.
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This beautiful post-1980 huipil was hand woven on a back strap loom in three black cotton base panels. These panels are decorated with supplementary brocade. Wonderful brilliant colors. Gorgeous hues. The center panel is wider and more extensively decorated. The sunburst collar is hand embroidered in cotton over velvet and unique to Chichicastenango huipiles. This beautiful huipil in very good condition.
Measures 32 wide x 27 long.
These are great year round. In the winter I wear them over a light sweater and they are cozy.
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This is a wonderful vintage Karen Hill Tribe blouse from Thailand. I love the Karen aesthetic so lively and vibrant. Handwoven and hand-embroidered. Flattering cut design with long colorful tassels. Fits size XS- S best.
29 inches long including 6" of fringe and about 19 inches across the chest.
This is a vintage textile and may show some irregularities but this piece is in very good condition please see pictures for details.