Lovely crisp woven corte, or mayan skirt with lovely ikat design and darling embroidered flower baskets! 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 38″ wide and 44″ 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 38″ by 88″ laid out flat.
This corte is beautiful with its crisp indigo-blue color with tiny stripes and a delicate woven ikat stripe. The corte is made of two panels joined in the middle and then the ends joined to create a tube. All the seams are decorated with with hand embroidery of sweet baskets full of flowers.
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!