This fabric is 36 inches wide and is sold by the yard. It is 100% cotton. This is the fabric that women in Coban use to make their huipiles. It is light and airy. Usually, they weave the huipil and then embroider around the neckline and sleeves. It is quite beautiful. In Guatemala, this fabric is also often used for curtains of light table cloths.
This fabric is white. It looks a bit beige because it was photographed on a teak table. Please also note that because of the loose weave, the fabric will shrink when washed. The design is little tiny squares.
The last picture is of a young lady in a Coban guipil. Her guipil is a bit more elaborate than the fabric for sale here, but thought it was a great example.
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
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
All items are guaranteed. If for any reason you are not pleased with the fabric you may return it within 10 days for a refund minus a 10% restocking fee. I hope you understand that cut fabric is difficult to resell. I also do not refund the shipping fee. Once I receive the item, I will refund your payment. I recommend returning the item using priority mail so that you will have a tracking number.
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.