Crisp 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 slightly smaller corte measures 40″ wide and 47″ 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 40″ by 94″ laid out flat. This corte is beautiful with its deep indigo-navy color with rich purple stripes and a delicate woven ikat design. This corte is made with two woven sections joined in the middle. Where the parts are joined is a sweet decoration of hand embroidered bunches of grapes.
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 great used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads. A lovely textile!