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853 Corte-2980Nahualá

Stunning hand embroidered and woven corte, or mayan skirt,  from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt). This elegant corte measures 40″ wide and 94″ long.

This is a wonderful corte. This corte is elegant with simple decorations that feature colorful mayan designs of corn plants done in ikat stripes. It is woven in accent colors of very soft hues. The background is an indigo blue cotton woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric, is hand embroidery in beautiful colors that run the entire length of the corte. This corte fabric has a crisp feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in very good used condition, with a smaller repaired hole in one section.

$32.00

SOLD

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852 Corte-3027Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in rich red colors with lovely ikat design! The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth usually joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This like new and heavier corte measures 38″ wide and 78″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing. This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 38″ by 156″ laid out flat, more than 4 yards of fabric! Note that the corte has been extended by adding an extra strip along the end. Some taller women prefer a longer skirt than the looms provide. This is common.

This corte is beautiful with its rich raspberry colors and ikat design that is accented with rows of flowers made by the ikat pattern. This medium weight corte is woven on a foot loom of soft cotton. There is some use of metallic silver thread throughout.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in like new used condition, with little to no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$35.00




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851 Corte Chichicastenango-2885Chichicastenango

Amazing pink and purple corte/skirt from the Chichicastenango area. This is a woven corte, or mayan skirt is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt). This elegant corte measures 29″ wide and 59″ long (doubled). This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 29″ by 118″ laid out flat.

This incredible corte has colorful woven stripes throughout! There is very lovely hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The embroidery features wonderful colors and designs. The orange-red and indigo blue stripes alternate with the ikat stripes on this medium weight fabric.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in great used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and slight wear along the edges.  A spectacular work of art!

$47.00

SOLD

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850 Corte Santa Maria de Jesus-2861Santa Maria de Jesús

Striking corte/skirt made in the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth usually joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt). This corte measures 41.5″ wide and 76″ long laid out flat.

This corte is beautiful with its classic crisp navy blue design with light blue stripes. The accent stitching at the randa, or where the panels join, is a hand-guided machine embroidered design that matches the classic designs in the huipiles of the region. The fabric is of a medium weight and has a denim feel to it.

Additional photos can be found here.

This corte is in very good used condition, with few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A stunning work of art!

$46.00

SOLD

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849 Corte-2851Santa Maria de Jesús

Striking corte/skirt made in the town of Santa Maria de Jesús. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth usually joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt). This corte measures 43 1/2″ wide and 75″ long.

This corte is beautiful with its classic crisp navy blue design with white stripes. The accent stitching at the randa, or where the panels join, is hand-guided machine embroidered flowers with sweet little white birds accenting. The fabric is of a medium weight and has a denim feel to it.

Additional photos can be found here.

This corte is in very good used condition, with few signs of wear, perhaps a few loose threads.

$33.00

SOLD

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840 Corte-2764Nahualá

Stunning hand embroidered and woven corte, or mayan skirt,  from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This corte measures 40″ wide and 47″ long (doubled). This corte has the opening at the sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 40″ by 94″ laid out flat.

This is a wonderful corte. This corte is elegant with simple stripes woven with metallic thread throughout. The background is an indigo blue cotton woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric, is hand embroidery in beautiful colors that run the entire length of the corte. This corte fabric has a crisp feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in very excellent used condition, with a few loose threads.

$30.00




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837 Corte Chajul-3101Chajul

Wonderfully large and soft corte from the region of Chajul in Ixil Triangle in Guatemala. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This corte measures 36″ wide and 66″ long (doubled). This corte has the opening at the sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 36″ by 132″ laid out flat. Note that the corte has been extended by adding an extra strip along the end. Some taller women prefer a longer skirt than the looms provide. This is common.

This is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is absolutely beautiful with its deep red color and woven accent stripes. The fabric has almost a brushed feel to it.  This light to medium weight corte is super soft to the touch and drapes beautifully!

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides skirts, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in good used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads and and a few small worn areas/tiny holes. A very lovely textile!

$48.00




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824 Corte-3112Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in soft colors with lovely ikat design! The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth usually joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This simple yet elegant corte measures 30″ wide and 66″ long (laid flat). Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 30″ by 132″ laid out flat.

This corte is beautiful with its lilac, purple, green, and pink stripes with a grey ikat design. This heavier corte has a crisp feel.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and a small area at the seam that the stitching has come undone. A lovely textile!

$26.00




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823 Corte Chajul-3121Chajul

Wonderfully large and soft corte from the region of Chajul in Ixil Triangle in Guatemala. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This corte measures 38″ wide and 74″ long (doubled). This corte has the opening at the sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 37″ by 148″ laid out flat. Note that the corte has been extended by adding an extra strip along the end. Some taller women prefer a longer skirt than the looms provide. This is common.

This is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is absolutely beautiful with its deep red color and woven accent stripes. The fabric has almost a brushed feel to it.  This light to medium weight corte is super soft to the touch and drapes beautifully!

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides skirts, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in good used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads and and a few small worn areas/tiny holes. A very lovely textile!

$48.00




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821 Corte-2684Nahualá

Stunning hand embroidered and woven corte, or mayan skirt,  from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This elegant corte measures 40.5″ wide and 56″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing. This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 40.5″ by 112″ laid out flat.

This corte is elegant with simple decorations of tiny ikat stripes with alternating stripes of purple. The background is an indigo blue cotton woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric, is hand embroidery in various shades of purple arti-seda thread that run the entire length of the corte. This corte fabric has a crisp feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways in addition to wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in very excellent used condition, with a few loose threads.

$34.00

SOLD

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805 Corte-2962Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in rich red colors with lovely ikat design! The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth usually joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This like new and elegant corte measures 39″ wide and 77″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing. This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 39″ by 154″ laid out flat, more than 4 yards of fabric!

This corte is beautiful with its rich red colors colors and ikat design that is accented with greens, yellows, and blues. There are intricate little designs all through the ikat patterns. This medium weight corte is woven on a foot loom of crisp cotton.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in like new used condition, with little to no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$39.00

SOLD

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803 Corte Chichicastenango-3057Chichicastenango

Amazing pink and purple corte/skirt from the Chichicastenango area. This is a woven corte, or mayan skirt is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt). This elegant corte measures 26″ wide and 48″ long (doubled). This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 26″ by 96″ laid out flat.

This incredible corte has elaborately detailed colorful ikat woven stripes throughout! There is very lovely hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The embroidery features wonderful colors and designs of flowers and more with accents in metallic thread. The pale pink and indigo blue stripes alternate with the ikat stripes on this medium weight fabric.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in great used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and slight wear along the edges.  A spectacular work of art!

$54.00




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#802 Corte-3136Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in soft lilac and teal colors with lovely ikat design! The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth usually joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This simple yet elegant corte measures 43″ wide and 92″ long (laid flat). Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 43″ by 184″ laid out flat, more than 5 yards of fabric!

This corte is beautiful with its lilac, purple, green, and teal stripes with a grey ikat design. This heavier yet softly draping fabric is soft and wonderful to the touch.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in very good used condition, with little to no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$24.00




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801 Corte Chajul-3146Chajul

Wonderfully large and soft corte from the region of Chajul in Ixil Triangle in Guatemala. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This corte measures 40″ wide and 70″ long (doubled). This corte has the opening at the sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 40″ by 140″ laid out flat. There is an additional row of stitching on this corte that divides the tube into two sections. One is folded inside the other to create a ‘lining’ to the skirt. Note that the corte has been extended by adding an extra strip along the end. Some taller women prefer a longer skirt than the looms provide. This is very common.

This is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is absolutely beautiful with its deep cranberry color and woven accent stripes. It is not nearly as red as it appears in the photos. The fabric has almost a brushed feel to it.  This light to medium weight corte is super soft to the touch and drapes beautifully!

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides skirts, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in good used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads and and a few small worn areas. A very lovely textile!

$29.00




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790 Corte-2412Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in soft pewter grey colors with lovely ikat design and metallic accents! The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth usually joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt). This simple yet elegant corte measures 44″ wide and 81″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing.

This corte is beautiful with its soft pewter grey colors and ikat design that is accented with with metallic thread that makes this corte glow. This is a lighter weight.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in very good used condition, with little to no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!

$27.00




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744 Corte-1569Nahualá

Stunning woven corte, or mayan skirt, with hand embroidered accents from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt). This elegant corte measures 40″ wide and 47″ long (doubled). This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 40″ by 94″ laid out flat.

This is a wonderful and elegant corte with a deep indigo blue color and simple white accent stripes. The background is an indigo blue cotton woven fabric. The delicate randa, or area where the fabric joins, is hand embroidered in beautiful colors of red, purple, teal, blue, and brown with light metallic accents that run the entire length of the corte and in one section, across the width. This corte fabric has a crisp feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in very good used condition, with a few loose threads and a small amount of wear at a few places on the edges. There is one tiny pinhole in the fabric. A very elegant corte!

$32.00

SOLD

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699 Corte Chichicastenango-0548Chichicastenango

Lovely corte or skirt from the Chichicastenango. This is a woven corte, or mayan skirt is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt). This elegant corte measures 28″ wide and 58″ long (doubled). This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 28″ by 116″ laid out flat.

This corte has elaborately detailed ikat woven stripes throughout that are done in colorful patterns with a cotton blend thread. Look closely! There is very lovely hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The embroidery features wonderful colors and designs. This corte is made of cotton blend threads.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in fair used condition, with sign of wear, such as a few loose threads and several areas where the fabric has worn thin.

$25.00




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698 Corte Solola-0551Sololá

Elegant and colorful corte/skirt from the department of Sololá. This woven corte, or mayan skirt is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt). This elegant corte measures 36″ wide and 46″ long (doubled). This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 36″ by 92″ laid out flat.

This corte has traditional and colorful ikat woven stripes throughout, with accent hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The ikat design alternates with a deep blue cotton. There is some use of metallic thread on the rows. The randa is wonderful hand embroidery in a abundance of colors.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc.

This corte is in very good used condition, with a few loose threads and some slight wear. A stunning textile!

$50.00

SOLD



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696 Corte Nahuala-0521Nahualá

Stunning hand embroidered and woven corte, or mayan skirt,  from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This is a wonderful corte. This corte is elegant with simple decorations that feature colorful mayan designs of corn plants done in ikat stripes. It is woven in accent colors of very soft hues of purple and greens as well as other colors. The background is an indigo blue cotton woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric, is hand embroidery in beautiful colors that run the entire length of the corte. This corte fabric has a crisp feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in very excellent used condition, with a few loose threads.

SOLD

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695 Corte Chichicastenango-0559Chichicastenango

Amazing corte or skirt from the Chichicastenango. This is a woven corte, or mayan skirt is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt). This elegant corte measures 26 1/2″ wide and 48″ long (doubled). This corte has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 26 1/2″ by 96″ laid out flat.

This incredible corte has elaborately detailed ikat woven stripes throughout that are done in colorful patterns with a cotton blend thread. Look closely! There is very lovely hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The embroidery features wonderful colors and designs. The corte has fantastic shades of purple, pink, salmon, and taupe. There is a hint of metallic thread throughout the textile.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in very good used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and a couple of slightly worn areas.  A spectacular work of art!

$56.00




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