Purple! Stunning embroidered and woven corte, or mayan skirt. 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 40″ wide and 76″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube for wearing. 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 40″ by 152″ laid out flat. This corte is beautiful with its soft pastel colors and detailed ikat design.
This corte is simple and elegant with purple and black woven stripes accented with silver metallic thread. The lower edge is decorated along one 76″ side with beautiful machine embroidery of flowers that is almost 3″ wide. This corte fabric has a lovely feel to it that would be wonderful for use as home decor fabric in addition to being worn.
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 excellent used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads. A beautiful textile of 4+ yards of fabric!