This fabric is 36 inches wide and is sold by the yard. It is 100% cotton.
Guatemalan fabric is woven in the highlands of Guatemala on a treadle loom. It is all done without the use of electricity. The weaving tradition is handed down through the generations in the Mayan communities. It is said that the Mayan goddess Ixchel gave the gift of weaving to her people. It was truly an amazing gift.
The ikat design is actually dyed into the thread before it is woven. The thread is tied off something like tie-dyed fabric and then dipped in the dye. It takes a lot of skill by both the person doing the dying and the weaver to know exactly where those tie-dyed sections will go to make the design.
This fabric would make great table runners, napkins, bags, or pillow covers. It is a mid-heavy weight fabric.
Please check out more beautiful Guatemalan fabrics in my etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/spanglishfabrics
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Shipping & policies
Shipping is done within three days. If something happens that I can't ship during that time frame, I will let you know when you order. I usually ship priority or first class mail.
I do ship internationally. Please contact me and let me know what you'd like and I'll give you a shipping price. I've had great luck with international orders doing them this way.
All payments are through PayPal or through Etsy. Please pay promptly so I can send you your fabric promptly.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Fabric bought during a sale or special offer is not returnable. Fabric bought as a reserve listing is also not returnable.
All the fabrics on this site are 100% cotton hand-dyed and hand-woven in Guatemala. The regular fabric is 36 inches wide. The fabric is not cut until you buy it. When you order multiple yards, you'll receive your fabric in a continuous piece.
Since these fabrics are hand woven there might be slight imperfections. These are characteristics that make the fabric stand out from machine made fabrics.
The corte pieces are different widths. The width of each one is in the description.
Fabrics should be prewashed before sewing with them. Edges of the fabric should be zigzagged to prevent fraying. Fabrics should be washed with the fixative, Retayne, to fix the color. Please follow the instructions on the bottle of Retayne. Remove fabric from the machine right after the final spin cycle. Dry in the dryer until damp dry using the coolest temperature. Fabric should then be hung up to finish drying.
Retayne can be ordered on-line from any number of sites such as Joanne’s or Amazon.