Mystery Huaraches From Guatemala. Edit – Are Actually Cutarras From Panama!Posted: November 26, 2011
Don Salvador and Fernando Cisneros Huaracheros from Concepcion de Buenos Aires had this interesting Huarache in their ‘Taller’. A few years ago they were asked to make a series of copies of it for a client, but they knew little more about it except that they thought it came from Guatemala. The design is very interesting as could be one of the first woven Huaraches, marking a transition between the ‘Pata de Gallo’ and modern day Huaraches.
If any readers have seen this kind of Huarache before, please comment on this post so an place of origin and date can be found for this mystery Huarache.
Edit – Thanks to Rigo a reader of Huarache Blog, it turns out these sandals are called Cutarras and are from Panama. Introduced to Panama by the Spanish, Cutarras are still made the same way as early Huaraches were probably made; woven on the foot and not on a last.