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 is a perfectly wonderful handmade textile from Madagascar. Soft hand-spun, hand-dyed and handwoven raw silk textiles produced from silkworm pods raised on a small scale by the artisans. Spectacular colors and wonderful drape. These make great wraps. They work well as big scarf or hood I have several of these and each is slightly different so check out this section of my shop for more, to compare.
This is a wonderful ceremonial Churrancho huipil. This one was hand woven on a backstrap loom in two well matched cotton base panels that are joined by hand embroidered decorative seams. The surface decoration is supplementary brocade featuring various zoomorphic motifs. Circa 1980.
This is a ceremonial huipil with a wonderful feel and drape.
This huipil is in excellent condition apart from the a couple of light yellow spots. I have not tried to remove these.
38 in wide x 29 in length
These are great year round. In the winter I wear them over a light sweater and they are cozy.
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