Santo corte from the Zunil region of Guatemala. This traditional mayan skirt is worn with a huipil blouse. 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. The seam where the material is joined is decorated with a randa, stitched vertically to hide the seam. This santo corte measures 47″ side to side, and 23″ from top to bottom, and the stitching to create the ‘tube’ style has been removed.

This corte is beautifully decorated with alternating rows of colorful turkeys and maya religious symbols. The background fabric is black cotton with dark grey stripes. The top edge and one side edge have a zigzag stitch along the length to create a finished edge. This corte would have looked stunning on the santo figure!

This corte is used, but it is in excellent condition, with no sign of wear.