Woven corte, or mayan skirt, in soft lilac and teal colors with lovely ikat design! The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth usually joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body, folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).
This simple yet elegant corte measures 43″ wide and 92″ long (laid flat). Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. 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 43″ by 184″ laid out flat, more than 5 yards of fabric!
This corte is beautiful with its lilac, purple, green, and teal stripes with a grey ikat design. This heavier yet softly draping fabric is soft and wonderful to the touch.
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 to no sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!