432 Corte Zunil-0097Zunil

Large embroidered and woven corte, or mayan skirt, full of designs! 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 corte measures 42″ wide and 93″ 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 is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is absolutely beautiful with decorations that feature colored mayan stars throughout. It is woven in many shades of blues, mostly done in lustrina threads! The background is black cotton woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric is free-hand machine embroidery of suns, moons, and flowers that run the length of the corte. This corte is fairly thick and very heavy ~ 3 pounds!

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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 good used condition, with a few loose threads, and very slight wear along the embroidered accent as well as a small amount of wear along the edges.



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