Lovely woven corte, or mayan skirt, full of  flower vases with 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 87″ long and 45″ wide from side to side as shown in the photo. Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. This corte has had the stitching joining the sides of the tube removed, and measures approximately 45″ by 87″ laid out flat. The center embroidery runs the full length of the 87″. This corte is fairly thick and heavy.  The background is black cotton woven fabric. The embroidered roses are machine done free-hand, and are truly an art form. Just amazing!

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