475 Corte San Mateo Ixtatan-0010San Mateo Ixtatán

Very hard to find long corte from San Mateo Ixtatán in the northern region of Huehuetenango in 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 corte measures 37 1/2″ wide and 72″ 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 37″ by 144″ laid out flat.

This is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is absolutely beautiful with its deep red color and woven ikat design throughout. It is woven in an elegant pattern with accents of white, orange and green stripes. The background is red cotton woven fabric. This corte fabric has a crisp feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.

Additional photos can be found here.

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 excellent used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads.



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