Using Guatemalan Fabrics in Upholstery, Drapery & More

Guatemalan Fabrics as a Multipurpose Textile

Indigenous communities in Guatemala weave and wear different traditional clothing representing each of their unique cultural identities. From ceremonial pieces to everyday wear, the design is distinct for its vivid colors, woven traditional symbols, and community-specific designs.

Although traditionally used for garments, Guatemalan fabrics gained versatility over the years, being used in furniture, accessories, decoration, and more. Here are some of ways to incorporate this fantastic tapestry into your home:


Make a statement in your home with unique Guatemalan fabrics for your furniture pieces. Crafted from 100% indigenous cotton, these beautiful textiles feature vibrant dyes and premium-quality stitching that is both soft and durable.

Bring an extra bit of style to your next dinner party. Consider using beautiful Guatemalan fabrics to craft your dining chairs for a pop of color. For more coordination, match the set with a table runner.

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Table Runners

The backstrap woven lengths of Guatemalan fabrics are ideal for table runners. The muted shades of pink, green, and blue tones work really well with any wooden surfaces.

On the other hand, bolder colors like bright red and yellow work really well when used in conjunction with a contemporary white gloss dining table or over the top of a crisp white linen table cloth. Simple white crockery will allow these colors to really stand out.


Guatemalan Weaves are as valuable for windows as well as wardrobes. Choose window treatments that best match your space. Consider texture, coverage, and durability. This fabric is a versatile option that can fit into any decorating scheme.

Plus, their crisp clean look makes them perfect for formal dining rooms. Its tight weave is ideal for blocking light from the outside. For extra coverage, you can also have it lined with another fabric that’s on the same color scheme.


Cushions are a simple and effective way of introducing color, patterns, and textures into a room. Try scattering a range of different sized and shaped cushions using a mix of contemporary fabrics and Guatemalan designs to brighten up an old looking sofa.

From furniture upholstery to draperies, you can incorporate Fabrics That Go’s Guatemalan fabrics into your home in a variety of ways.

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