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Corte #962

$30.00

Amazing colorful corte/skirt from Guatemala.

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One of a kind striking vintage woven folk-art corte skirt from Guatemala. Can be worn or stunningly displayed in your home!

This corte measures 33″ wide and 75″ 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 33″ by 150″ laid out flat. Over 4 yards of fabric!

Lovely corte or skirt woven on a large foot loom. This woven corte, or mayan skirt is a wrap-around skirt consisting 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 incredible corte has ikat woven stripes throughout that are highlighted by hints of metallic thread. The corte is woven in cotton blend threads in a variety of colors.

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 and a small worn spot or two along the edge. A spectacular work of art!

 

 

Additional information

Weight 1.3 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 12 × 1 in

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