Vintage 41: Corte Sumpango


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Our friend and embroidery coordinator Claribel sourced this corte in her hometown of Sumpango. As she is known in her community to support the beautiful embroidery traditions of her community, makers often come to offer her garments when they are looking to sell. And she knew we'd love this piece! Gracias, Clari.

This type of heavier-weight cotton corte with darker navy blue is referred to as "morga" in Guatemala and is great for so many uses!

Heavy enough to throw over a table or bring to the park for a picnic and still light enough to be used for sewing projects, especially jackets and mid-weight skirts. This piece was woven on a foot loom in mid-weight cotton, with a vibrant band of hand-embroidered randa joining, from the town Sumpango. The crossing of the two randa lines represents the Mayan Cross, signaling the four cardinal points and energies of the Maya cosmovision.

The embroidery is completely reversible, beautiful on both sides, and features Sumpango's predominant color magenta.

This piece has been cut so it is not in loop form. The ends have been sewn by machine, we think this would be an excellent piece for upholstery because of the weight and the clean selvages at the sides of the corte. 


Width: 34 inches

Length: 102 inches 

Care: Machine wash in gentle cycle and line dry.

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