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Aguacatan Corte #1

4.00 LBS
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Product Description

Of the style used in Aguacatan post 2000
Most of the skirts or cortes used by the Maya women of Guatemala are made on treadle looms in the large textile-producing villages of the western highlands of southern Guatemala. Certain designs are village-specific, but it is now more common for the woman to choose a skirt fabric which suits her personal aesthetic. Some skirts are also made in the particular village for use in that village. As used, the two ends of long panels 35-50 inches wide are seamed together to form a tube. The woman steps inside this tube and folds the material in a complicated manner to form the skirt. This results in a fairly thick and heavy garment.

This skirt is of the second type -- made in Aguacatan for use in Aguacatan. It is of the style most popular in recent years after year 2000. The fabric is 100% cotton. Overall size is 28 inches wide and 90 inches long, opened along the end seam. It was hand woven in a single wide panel. The tube would then be formed by sewing the ends together, resulting in a fabric of double thickness which is about 28 x 45 inches.

Condition: very good, lightly used but presenting no noticeable flaws, except for a few loose threads.



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