UNIQUE!! Very different! Hand embroidered woven corte, or mayan skirt, full of mayan figures!! It is from the town of Zuníl. 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 wonderful and striking corte measures 47″ long (from top to bottom as shown in photo) and 46″ wide (doubled) from side to side as shown in the photo. Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. This corte has the opening at the top and bottom. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 47″ by 92″ laid out flat. This corte is fairly thick and heavy, it weighs 2 1/2 pounds.

This corte is absolutely beautiful with designs that feature brilliantly colored mayan figures radiating from the cenger. The colors are glowing jewel colors of greens, pinks, blues, purples, oranges, yellows and more! The vertical stripes are accented with a gold thread running along side the colors. The background is black cotton woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric is accented with pink stitching. Just amazing! The photos do not show how beautiful this corte is.

This corte is in great used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads, but little sign of wear