867 Corte-2972Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in beautiful blue 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 striking corte measures 35″ wide and 55″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing.

This corte is beautiful with its blue and green colors and ikat design that is accented with rows of figures and designs made by the ikat pattern. This medium weight corte is woven on a foot loom.

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



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