Colotenango vintage corte (wrap skirt).

This pre-1980 corte was hand woven on a back strap loom in two equally sized warp-striped cotton panels. Most cortes are woven on food treadle looms, a much faster technique. The warp stripes are primarily red and an indigo dyed blue. The panels are decorated with supplementary brocade in various geometric patterns executed in the soumak technique. Cortes from the Colotenango area are the most elaborate among the few villages where skirts are still woven on back strap looms. This fine example is in very good condition. It was acquired from Sra. Rose Hernandez at her tienda in the Mercado des Artesanos in Antigua. Warp 225 x weft 95 cm. (19-218) $ 180 or best offer.