Guatemalan hand loomed textiles: One of my favorite European Designers, Stella Jean, Ltd., is well known for her use of a wide variety of global textiles. Seen above, even her menswear line shows us how to incorporate Guatemalan and Peruvian Textiles into fashion pieces. A fabulous modern garment made with a traditional ikat patterned fabric.
Guatemalan textiles are hand loomed in various villages throughout the region. The color variety in Guatemalan fabrics is endless. I choose to focus mainly on the indigo blue color family because it is well suited to my Southern California casual lifestyle. The beautiful Guatemalan fabric pictured above is available in my shop. It's a vintage guatemalan piece that could be used for apparel or interior design applications.
Guatemalan fabric like the indigo piece here, would have been hand loomed and worn by a local artisan. This ikat textile shows the wear and fading on one side of the fabric, while the inside of the Guatemalan textile remains darker indigo blue. The individual that wore this particular Guatemalan vintage piece joined two hand loomed textiles together to achieve a longer length skirt when worn.
At Morrissey Fabric I do my best to offer a well curated range of global textiles that my customers cannot easily access on their own. I shop vintage markets, textile shows, and travel whenever possible to source vintage hand loomed fabrics so my customers can create to their heart's desire.