Vintage Corte Pillow - Indigo
Made from a vintage indigo Guatemalan corte.
Two colorful randas intersect at the center.
About this Product
- Vintage corte pillow cover with black cotton canvas backing
- Since this piece is made from a vintage handwoven item, there may be slight imperfections or inconsistencies.
- Includes custom insert made from cotton muslin and stuffed with pure organic cotton fiber
What Is a Corte?
Corte is the traditional skirt worn by Indigenous Mayan women and is woven on a treadle loom. Length of cortes will vary from village-to-village, but they are typically mid-calf to floor-length. The cloth is sewn into a tube, creating a skirt that the woman steps into, wraps the excess fabric tightly, and then is secured with a sash. Women typically tuck their huipil into their corte.