481 Corte Zunil escudo-0062Zunil

Large vintage woven corte, or mayan skirt, full of lovely Guatemalan quetzal birds! 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 46 1/2″ wide and 45″ 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 46 1/2″ by 90″ laid out flat.

This is a wonderful and striking corte. This corte is very beautiful with rows upon rows of elegantly poised quetzales as represented in the Guatemalan coat of arms found on the national flag. The pattern is done in a rainbow of colors, alternating with rows of bright colors of pinks and purples. The background is black cotton blend woven fabric.

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 very good used condition, with some loose threads, and some minor wear along the woven design at the edge. This is a very striking textile in a unique design!



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