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 elegant corte measures 34 1/2″ wide and 44″ 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 34 1/2″ by 88″ laid out flat.

 This corte is beautiful with its simple design and lavender stripes that compliment the huipiles from the Santiago Chimaltenango region. The designs are done in a wonderful variety of colors that glow on the black background fabric. The corte is made of a cotton blend with cotton woven accents. 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.

Additional photos can be found here.

 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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