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Guatemala Mayan Multicolored Jaspe Skirt or Corte Material - I am lumping multicolored jaspe (ikat) skirts or corte from several villages together on this page. Some I know where they are from, others I am less certain.  Much (but not all) of the jaspe material from which corte are made in one of two primary jaspe foot-loom weaving centers (Totonicapan and Salcaja) and woven in a style favored by women from a specific village.  There may still be treadle-loom weavers in that village as well that weave the skirt material.  Also, while women wear their villages "traditional" skirt on festival days, they may choose whatever jaspe skirt that catches their eye on other days. It gets confusing categorizing these skirts by village.  Some of the villages that tend to wear what I am lumping as multicolored jaspe skirts are San Antonio Aguas Caliente, San Juan La Laguna and several other villages.  When I know where it was worn or woven I will indicate so in the description.  Most of what I am calling the "multicolored jaspe" style were probably woven in Totonicapan.
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C-MJ-001

Skirt (corte) / material  

Dimensions
41" x  75"(x 2)
  
Form:
2-panel tube

Weight:: 3.3 lbs.

Price: $ 75
& shipping

 
San Juan La Laguna --- Two-panel foot-loomed cotton jaspe (ikat) skirt material made in Totonicapan to be worn by Mayan women in Juan La Laguna.  Beautiful design with the narrow lines and jaspe colors currently typical of San Juan La Laguna.  The skirt material is 41" wide  by 150" long.  The skirt  is used, but in generally good condition. The exception is a 4" tear along the seam where the tube skirt is stitched together. The usable portion of the material length is about 148 with the tear.   Bought from Josefa in 2012.
 
C-MJ-002

Skirt (corte) / material  

Dimensions:
41" x 88" (x2)
  
Form:
2-panel tube

Weight:: 3.75 lb

Price: $150.00 
& shipping

San Juan La Laguna --- Two-panel foot-loomed cotton jaspe (ikat) skirt material probably  made in Totonicapan to be worn by Mayan women in Juan La Laguna.  Beautiful design with the narrow lines and jaspe colors currently typical of San Juan La Laguna. The skirt material is 39" wide  by 172" long.  The skirt  is used, in excellent, like new condition.   Bought from   Caterina's  daughter  in 2010, but just put on the web now.
 
C-MJ-003

Skirt (corte) / material  

Dimensions
34.5"x 88"(x2)
  
Form:

1-panel tube

Weight::  3.75 lb

Price:
$140.00

 
 

San Juan La Laguna --- Two-panel foot-loomed cotton jaspe (ikat) skirt material probably  made in Totonicapan to be worn by Mayan women in Juan La Laguna.  Beautiful design with the narrow lines and jaspe colors currently typical of San Juan La Laguna. The skirt material is 39" wide  by 172" long.  The skirt  is used, in very good, like new condition.   Bought from  Caterina's  daughter  in 2010, but just put it on the web now. 
 
C-MJ-004

Skirt (corte) / material  

Dimensions
35"x 90"(x2)
  
Form:

1-panel tube

Weight::  2.25 lb

Price:
$60.00

sold

 

 

Village???  ---- Single panel foot-loomed jaspe (ikat) tube skirt.  I know the jaspe is cotton, but I am less sure what type of thread the blue stripes are made of, it might be a synthetic. Nice design and colors.  As a piece of material it is 35" wide  by 180" long.  Fabric is used, in good condition. Light wear on selvages. Bought from Maria Carmelia in 2010.  I just put it on the web.  She told me it was for use in San Pedro La Laguna, but I am not sure. Jaspe design and stripes a little wider than those found in San Juan La Laguna.  I would guess it was originally woven in Totonicapan.
 
C-MJ-006

Skirt (corte) / material  

Dimensions
41"x 77"(x2)
  
Form:

2-panel Tube

Weight::  3.3 lb

Price:
$80.00

 

status?


 

  
San Juan La Laguna --- Two-panel foot-loomed cotton jaspe (ikat) skirt material made in Totonicapan to be worn by Mayan women in Juan La Laguna.  Beautiful design with the narrow lines and jaspe colors currently typical of San Juan La Laguna.  The skirt material is 35" wide  by 146" long.  The skirt  is used, but in generally good condition.  Light wear on selvage.   Bought from Josefa in 2010.  Just put on the web.
 
C_SAC_007

Skirt (corte) / material  

Width:  34"
Material Length:  172"

Weight:  3 lbs

Price:
 
$50.00 & shipping

San Antonio Aguas Calientes --- 


Tubed jaspe skirt in generally good used condition.  Made on treadle floor-loom of cotton and probably synthetic material.

 
C_SAC_008
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Skirt (corte) / material  

Width:  34"
Material Length:  182"

Weight: 2 lbs, 13 oz

Price:
 
$78.00 & shipping

  San Antonio Aguas Calientes ---  


Nice used jaspe skirt material lavender with greens and orange/yellow. I think its all cotton. Tube skirt has been opened so long length of material.   
Made on treadle floor loom. In good used condition.

 

Some skirts we have sold


 


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Mayan skirts, morgas, cortes, faldas traditions have changed and are changing. Almost all are made on the Spanish "floor or treadle loom" rather than the traditional back-strap loom.  The heavy dark blue morga with characteristic stripes and plaids and randa  that was "traditional" to each village, has been replaced  by or co-exists in many villages with a jaspe (ikat) skirt with a design "traditional" to the village.  Often the skirt is is made in one of the major jaspe skirt weaving centers  (Totonicapan, Salcaja, and others) in the style preferred by and worn in a specific village, rather than in the village itself.  Sometimes the skirt is made treadle-loom weavers in the village itself.  Today many villages have more than 3 styles that are commonly worn, the older morga, and several styles of jaspe corte that are favored at the moment

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