These woven hangings are the result of an incredibly labour intensive craft process that utilizes the leftover maguey leaves from mezcal production in Oaxaca, Mexico. The Cortina Puerta can slide onto a curtain rod in a window to provide a degree of privacy, adding a stunning textural element, and catching the sunlight in the most beautiful way. It can also be mounted on a dowel as a room divider, or be displayed against a wall.
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Maguey, also known as agave or espadin
Made by hand in Oaxaca, Mexico
As these pieces are made entirely by hand from natural materials please expect slight variations in tone & texture
- hand-knotted loops along top edge, tab-top style
- solid woven band under loops, 0.8" (2cm) minimum
- 0.4" (1cm) even grid pattern
- wrapped side edge detail
- wrapped bottom edge detail
- This hanging can slide onto a curtain rod or dowel (not included)
- Ships in a cardboard tube
76” H (193cm) x 27” W (68cm) - measurements include top loops
Made to order 4-6 weeks (confirmed at time of order)
- 3-4 weeks production
- 1-2 weeks shipping
Made from leaves of the maguey plant (also known as agave or espadin), first the leaves are pressed until all but the fibres remain. The resulting tangle of blonde fibres is whipped and combed into smooth strands, and then twisted into lengths of slender cord. The cord is set into a treadle loom on which each piece is woven by hand.
We recommend taking a moment with Rosalinda Olivares' images of the craft process on our journal post: PROCESS | our maguey collection from field to loom
Our Maguey Collection is the result of a collaborative design process with our partners at FIBRA, a project of Hermano Maguey, and Susana Vicente Galan, a weaver from the renowned textile craft community of Teotitlan del Valle in Oaxaca.
We have endeavoured to produce it in a way that honors the traditional craft process and the indigenous Oaxacan families at its centre.