Large embroidered woven corte, or mayan skirt! It is from the town of Colotenango. 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 is a wonderful and striking corte. Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. The center embroidery runs the full length of the corte (both sides). The background is black cotton woven fabric. This corte is striking with designs that feature various colored mayan figures. The embroidered design is machine done free-hand, and are truly an art form. Just amazing!

This corte measures 45″ wide and 49″ long (doubled). 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 45″ by 98″ laid out flat.

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 good used condition. It has been well loved, with a few loose threads, and some fraying along the edges. It has become super soft with age.



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