Very lovely! Woven corte, or mayan skirt, black with white stripes and silver thread! It is from the town of Coban. 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 wonderful and striking corte measures 42″ wide and 79″ long (doubled). Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. 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 42″ by 158″ laid out flat. There is an extra matching piece of fabric added at the bottom of the corte (on the width to make it 42″wide) to make it longer for taller women.

Additional photos can be found here.

 This corte is beautiful with its simple design that is common for the Coban region. The photos do not show how beautiful this corte is. 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 great used condition, and very soft, with very little sign of wear.




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