431 Corte Santiago Chimaltenango-0049Santiago 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 colorful small corte measures 33 1/2″ wide and 84″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube, but this one is not. It is a full flat piece of fabric.

 This corte is beautiful with its simple design and peach and teal dashes that compliment the huipiles from the Santiago Chimaltenango region. The mayan star designs are done in a wonderful variety of colors on the black background fabric. The corte is made of a cotton blend with cotton woven accents. Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc.

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



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