Our Cortina Maguey is a hanging textile with a loose and graded grid design. Tactile, delicate, and evocative of fishing nets, these hangings can slide onto an existing curtain rod to hang in a window, or onto a dowel to be displayed against a wall. Available in 2 sizes, custom pieces can be made to order.
Our Cortina Maguey and Cortina Puerta are the result of a collaborative design process between Twenty One Tonnes, Hermano Maguey, and Susana Vicente Galan.
Each piece celebrates the ancient material it's constructed from. Made in Oaxaca from fibres of the maguey plant, the process is intensive. First maguey leaves are pressed until all but the fibres remain. The resulting tangle is combed and whipped into smooth strands, and then twisted into lengths of slender cord. This cord is then set into a treadle loom on which each piece is woven by hand.
Susana Vicente Galan comes from a long family tradition of weavers in Teotitlan del Valle, where she learned to weave on a treadle loom when she was 8 years old. While her ancestral tradition is to weave wool carpets, Susi was happy to experiment with maguey fibre because she believes tradition can evolve.
Learn more about Hermano Maguey HERE.
Made by hand in Oaxaca, Mexico
Made to order, custom sizing available
Dowel not included
Ships in a cardboard tube
Large 98” L x 57” W | 250 x 145cm
Small 53” L x 40” W | 135 x 102m
*Measurements include loops and fringe. As these pieces are made entirely by hand from natural materials please expect slight variations in tone, texture, and size.