474 Corte Zunil-1405Zunil

Large woven corte, or mayan skirt, full of mayan 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 45″ wide and 44″ 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 45″ by 88″ laid out flat.

This is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is absolutely beautiful with decorations that feature colored mayan designs throughout. It is woven in a rainbow of colors. The background is black cotton woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric, is hand guided, machine embroidery. The design is a lovely row of rose buds with green leaves that run the length of the corte.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in good used condition, with a few loose threads, and very slight wear along the woven design and embroidered accents.



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