891 Corte-4980Corte

Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in stunning black and white 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 corte measures 41″ wide and 92″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing. This one has has been cut along the short side so it is one long piece of fabric. This corte is very simple with its white stripes on a black background. This corte is made from cotton/acrylic blend threads has the feel of the acrylic threads. There is a decorative randa both horizontally and vertically done is a vibrant rainbow of colors.

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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 very good used condition, with a little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. There are a couple of tiny areas where it appears wax was spilled, easy to remove.  A lovely textile!



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