744 Corte-1569Nahualá

Stunning woven corte, or mayan skirt, with hand embroidered accents from the Nahualá region of Guatemala. 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 elegant corte measures 40″ wide and 47″ 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 40″ by 94″ laid out flat.

This is a wonderful and elegant corte with a deep indigo blue color and simple white accent stripes. The background is an indigo blue cotton woven fabric. The delicate randa, or area where the fabric joins, is hand embroidered in beautiful colors of red, purple, teal, blue, and brown with light metallic accents that run the entire length of the corte and in one section, across the width. This corte fabric has a crisp feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.

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Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways, 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 few loose threads and a small amount of wear at a few places on the edges. There is one tiny pinhole in the fabric. A very elegant corte!



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