Restyled from a Guatemalan skirt (corte), this fabric has been given a second life. The corte fabric is handwoven on a foot loom, usually by men, and one or more pieces of cloth are sewn together to form a tube shape. The opening at the waist is hand-folded or pleated to provide the proper fit, and the corte is secured with a sash. Jaspe corte fabric has a pattern produced by ikat-dyeing the warp and sometimes the weft prior to weaving. The patterns are varied and are usually characteristic of a village or region.
These ClothRoads Exclusive pillow covers have been made with a handwoven, indigo-colored and natural cotton jaspe corte fabric. The patterns of the pillows vary. Each pillow has a center panel of narrow, multicolor bands of indigo and natural ikat pattern alternating with woven twill patterns in pink, red, green, and orange. The pillows also sport bright embroidery bands. These are randa, decorative embroidery that covers the seams of rectangles sewn together to make the corte. The pillow cover has an overlapping back flap closure.