Brilliantly colorful corte/skirt from the department of Sololá. 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 corte has traditional and colorful ikat woven stripes throughout, with accent hand embroidery where the seams are joined and decorative hand-guided machine done embroidery along the lower and upper edge. The ikat design is very detailed and has bird and corn plant figures in a variety of colors. There is some use of metallic thread on the rows. The decoration along the lower edge has beautiful flowers and a small decorative stitching. The decoration along the upper edge is a small decorative stitching with tiny corn plant accents.

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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.

This corte is in very good used condition, with a few loose threads along the lower edge due to the trim. A stunning color combination!



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