Large and beautiful woven corte, or mayan skirt, accented ikat design with beautiful colors, from the town of Joyabaj. 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 fairly large corte measures 30″ wide and 59 1/2″ long (doubled). Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. 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 30″ by 119″ laid out flat.

This corte is beautiful with its accented ikat design that is accented with colors of purple, green, yellow, and orange with many other colored accent stripes including a very faint silver metallic thread. This heavy fabric is slightly worn which gives it a softer feel. Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, etc.

This corte is in very good used condition, with very little sign of wear. Perhaps a few loose threads.



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