Suns and Stars! Embroidered woven corte, or mayan skirt, full of suns and stars !! It is from the town of Zuníl. The corte 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 96″ long and 34 1/2″ wide from side to side as shown in the photo. Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. This corte has had the stitching joining the sides of the tube removed, and measures approximately 34 1/2″ by 96″ laid out flat. The center embroidery runs the full length of the 96″. This corte is fairly thick and heavy. The background is black cotton woven fabric. The woven section contains mayan figures as well as small people throughout the design. The suns and stars are machine done free-hand, and are truly an art form. Just amazing!
This corte is absolutely beautiful with traditional designs radiating from the center. The colors are a unique combination of yellows, reds, oranges, and white. The vertical stripes are a yellow and orange. The background is black cotton woven fabric. Because of its predominately orange colors, this is a very unique corte!
This corte is in great used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads and softer feel, but with little sign of wear.