Colotenango corte (wrap skirt). Weft 95 x warp `194 cm opened. This circa-1980 corte was hand woven on a back strap loom in two warp striped cotton panels of equal size. The stripes are primarily red and an indigo dyed blue. The panels are decorated with supplementary brocade in various geometric patterns. Cortes of the Colotenango area are the most elaborate among the few villages where skirts are woven on back strap looms. This fine example is in very good condition. It was acquired from Ana Carolina Ajanel in Chichicastenango. (See Ana Carolina’s picture in our “Vendors” section.) (11-169) $ 195. Sold. Others similar available. Photos on request.

“The corte of Colotenango is backstrap woven in two red panels with supplemental orange, maroon, and black or indigo warp stripes brocaded with widely spaced geometric and floral figures executed in a soumak technique. Of the few skirts that are backstrap woven in Guatemala, those of Colotenango are the most elaborate.” Centro de Textiles Tradicionales Nim Po’t, Antigua Guatemala.