864 Corte-2926Corte

Lovely corte/skirt . 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 colorful measures 59″ long and 35″ wide from side to side as shown in the photo. Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 35″ by 118″ laid out flat. The design is ikat of black and grey with stripes of deep purple and green. This corte is accented with beautiful free-hand machine embroidered flowers along one side.

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

Additional photos can be found here.

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



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