Vintage 40: Corte Sumpango
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 gentle hand-embroidered randa, 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.
Width: 45 inches
Length: 101 inches
Care: Machine wash in gentle cycle and line dry.
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