Of the style used in Aguacatan post 2000
Most of the skirts or cortes used by the Maya women of Guatemala are made on treadle looms in the large textile-producing villages of the western highlands of southern Guatemala. Certain designs are village-specific, but it is now more common for the woman to choose a skirt fabric which suits her personal aesthetic. Some skirts are also made in the particular village for use in that village. As used, the two ends of long panels 35-50 inches wide are seamed together to form a tube. The woman steps inside this tube and folds the material in a complicated manner to form the skirt. This results in a fairly thick and heavy garment.
This skirt is of the second type -- made in Aguacatan for use in Aguacatan. It is of the style most popular in recent years after year 2000. The fabric is 100% cotton. Overall size is 28 inches wide and 90 inches long, opened along the end seam. It was hand woven in a single wide panel. The tube would then be formed by sewing the ends together, resulting in a fabric of double thickness which is about 28 x 45 inches.
Condition: very good, lightly used but presenting no noticeable flaws, except for a few loose threads.