Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in lovely brown and taupe 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 lighter weight corte measures 32″ wide and 71″ 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 32″ by 142″ laid out flat. This corte is beautiful with its brown colors and tiny ikat design. There is much use of metallic accent thread as well as acrylic threads.
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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 a little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and a few tiny worn areas. A lovely textile!