Guatemalan Ikat Fabric Carnaval Lights Red Ikat

$18.00
+ $5.00 shipping
$18.00
+ $5.00 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States

Item details

This fabric is 36 inches wide and is sold by the yard. Multiple yardages will come in one piece. It is 100% cotton. The color in the picture might be slightly different from the actual color.


The weaving is really exquisite. I can't imagine how the weaver can do such a complex design with so many colors! It was woven on a treadle loom without the use of electricity in a Mayan town in the highlands of Guatemala. The jaspe or ikat design is dyed into the thread before it is woven. The thread is tied much like tie dying, then the weaver takes that thread and turns it into this gorgeous fabric. Weaving the ikat pattern is truly an art form.

Please check out more Guatemalan fabrics in my etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/spanglishfabrics

You can find some outstanding hand made bags and Guatemalan jade jewelry at www.artisan-made.shop


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Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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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.


Payments

All payments are through PayPal or through Etsy. Please pay promptly so I can send you your fabric promptly.


Returns & exchanges

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.


Additional policies

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 like colors in the washing machine on the gently cycle with a warm wash. In order to ensure that colors don’t run, add 1 teaspoon of the fixative, Retayne, for every yard of fabric. 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.