698 Corte Solola-0551Sololá

Elegant and 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 elegant corte measures 36″ wide and 46″ 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 36″ by 92″ laid out flat.

This corte has traditional and colorful ikat woven stripes throughout, with accent hand embroidery where the seams are joined. The ikat design alternates with a deep blue cotton. There is some use of metallic thread on the rows. The randa is wonderful hand embroidery in a abundance of colors.

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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 and some slight wear. A stunning textile!



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