Thicker woven corte, or mayan skirt with lovely ikat design! The corte is a wrap-around skirt made from yards of cloth. The material is wrapped around the body, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).
This mid-sized corte measures 33″ wide and 62″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together at the ends to make a tube for wearing. It has the opening at the long sides as shown in the picture of the corte hanging. If the stitching joining the the tube was removed, this fabric would measure approximately 33″ by 124″ laid out flat. This corte is beautiful with its teal-green color with tiny orange and black stripes and a delicate woven ikat stripe in beige and grey. This corte has a soft feel and possibly some wool threads were used in this corte.
Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways besides just for wearing, 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 little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!