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863 Corte-2895Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in beautiful blue colors with lovely ikat design! The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth usually joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This like new and heavier corte measures 43″ wide and 76″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing. This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 43″ by 152″ laid out flat, more than 4 yards of fabric! Note that the corte has been extended by adding an extra strip along the end. Some taller women prefer a longer skirt than the looms provide. This is common.

This corte is beautiful with its blue colors and ikat design that is accented with rows of hearts and butterflies made by the ikat pattern. This medium weight corte is woven on a foot loom of crisp cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in like new used condition, with little to no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$35.00

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445 Sombrero Todos Santos-0314Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Classic vintage sombrero from the town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán. The men in this town proudly wear this medium weight straw hat with their traditional clothing. Todos Santos Cuchumatán is one of the few regions left in Guatemala where the men continue to wear their traditional Maya clothing instead of opting for the less expensive ‘western’ clothing. This sombrero measures 20 3/4″ around the inside of the hat (head size), is 4″ tall, with a brim of 2″ all the way around. The band that surrounds the hat is 1 5/8″ wide.

This classic style vintage sombrero is made from straw that appears to be machine stitched. There are metal eyelets (4 sets of 3) spaced around the upper area allowing for ventilation. This is definitely a working man’s hat. The accent band is heavy leather trimmed with metal button studs and wrapped in royal blue cotton ribbon. The band was probably firmly attached at one point, but not just sits snugly around the hat. The use of leather is very fitting from this ‘horse-centric’ area of the country.

Please note that this item can be combined with the camisa and pantalones from Todos Santos Cuchumatán that we have for sale, to have a man’s complete outfit from the pueblo! Great photo of how they are generally worn here.

Additional photos can be found here.

This sombrero is in fair used condition. It has been well used and loved. There is some deterioration of the straw around the very outer rim. There is some discoloration throughout. In the back, two of the three metal eyelets are missing. There are a few of the metal brads missing in the trim band. This would make a wonderful decoration piece! It is an item not often seen offered for sale!

$26.00

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434 San Juan Atitan-0120San Juan Atitán

Super elegant and large huipil with beautiful weaving and design! It is from San Juan Atitán in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. This expansive huipil measures 40″ across the shoulders and 33 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 4 1/4″ by 5 1/4″. The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This daily use huipil is striking with woven designs that feature radiant suns, mayan stars and zigzag rivers throughout the shoulders and bodice on both sides. The neck, shoulder, and chest area is woven with cotton and acrylic threads that have a multitude of colors including red, purple, turquoise, and blue. The soft background fabric is cotton with red, purple and white stripes. The neckline is trimmed with a hand embroidered accent in black and has a burgundy lace applique accent.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very good used condition, with no sign of wear. There are a few loose threads from the weaving process. This is a very nice textile!

$82.00

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417 Sombrero rosado San Juan Atitan-0599San Juan Atitán

Spectacular sombrero from the town of San Juan Atitán. The men in this town proudly wear this heavier weight straw hat with their traditional clothing. San Juan Atitán is one of the few regions left in Guatemala where the men continue to wear their traditional Maya clothing instead of opting for the less expensive ‘western’ clothing. This sombrero measures 19 1/2″ around the inside of the hat (head size), is 3″ tall, with a brim of 2 1/4″ all the way around. The four ribbons that wrap around the hat extend beyond the hat by 3″ to 7″.

This wonderful sombrero is made from braided straw that appears to be hand stitched with accents of black straw braided into the top and the brim, as well as under the brim. The brim has an extra, second, layer of straw stitched on to create a stiffer brim to give it extra support. The accent ribbons include a wide ribbon of black velveteen, a thin ribbon of raspberry satin, a blue with gold chain accent ribbon, and a row of twisted fuchsia yarn.

Please note that this item can be combined with the camisa, tzute, faja, and capixaij (capishay) from San Juan Atitán that we have for sale to have a man’s outfit from the pueblo, just add white cotton pants and it is complete! Great photo of how they are generally worn here.

Additional photos can be found here.

This sombrero is in very good used condition. There is some very slight darkening of the straw on the inside where is fits onto the head. This is a spectacular piece, and not often seen!

$62.00

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San Juan Atitán

Super elegant and large huipil with beautiful weaving and design! It is from San Juan Atitán in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. This expansive huipil measures 38″ across the shoulders, and 31″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is square and measures 4″ by 5 1/2″. The sides have been sewn to create armholes.

This special occasion use huipil is striking with woven designs that feature radiant suns, Mayan stars and crosses throughout the shoulders and bodice on both sides, with large accent squares at the shoulders. The neck, shoulder, and chest area is woven with cotton and acrylic threads that have a multitude of colors including red, purple, turquoise, and blue. The background is striped cotton with red, purple and white stripes. The neckline and shoulders are trimmed with a hand embroidered accent in black.

Additional photos can be found here.

This huipil is in very excellent condition, with no sign of wear. There are a few loose threads from the weaving process, but this huipil appears new! This is a very glorious textile!

$117.00

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