Santiago Chimaltenango

Striking woven corte from the area of Santiago Chimaltenango in the department of Huehuetenango. This woven corte, or mayan skirt 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 wonderful and striking corte measures 33″ wide and 45″ long (doubled). Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. This corte has the opening at the 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 33″ by 90″ laid out flat.

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 This corte is beautiful with its simple design and delicate light blue stripes that compliment the huipiles from the Santiago Chimaltenango region. The corte is made of a cotton blend. The photos do not show how beautiful this corte is. 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 great used condition, with very little sign of wear. The is a very tiny hole/snag near one of the stripes that is very difficult to see and is impossible to show in photos.



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