QuetzaltenangoQuetzaltenango

Very lovely! Woven corte, or mayan skirt, indigo navy with white stripes with a row of 19 beautiful baskets of flowers! It is from the town of Quetzaltenango, also known as Xela. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth usually 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 elegant corte measures 43″ wide and 81″ long (laid flat). Cortes are generally sewn together to make a tube, but this one is not. It is a full flat piece of fabric.

This corte is beautiful with its accented design that is machine embroidered free-hand. The design runs the entire length on the 81” skirt. It is a series of light blue baskets overflowing with colorful flowers. Each flower basket is topped by a pair of hummingbirds and lightly accented by very thin gold thread. The hummingbird pair on each basket varies in color from basket to basket. They are absolutely beautiful! The corte has a seam, or randa, that runs the length of the fabric.

This corte is in excellent used condition, with very little sign of wear.

$50.00

SOLD

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