Man’s Ceremonial Outfit from Huixtán, Chiapas, 2021

China poblana

Made by Manuela Alvarez Bolom

Cultural Group: Tsotsil Maya


White cotton hand woven textile, hand sewn with hand embroidered flower decorations in synthetic wool.


Textile woven on a backstrap loom with cotton threads, decorated with machine-embroidered flowers of silk thread. Woven strings of synthetic wool with tassels at the end at the sides are used for closing the garment.


Red cotton with thin white stripes woven on a backstrap loom.


Hand woven synthetic raffia decorated with stitches in various colors of synthetic wool. A strip of magenta leather tightens the hat to hold it on the head

Shoulder Bag

Hand netted bag of synthetic silk white threads with a leather strap.

In the pueblo of Huixtan, Chiapas, a group of male musicians and dancers dressed in traditional clothing approach the municipal officials to kick off the Carnival celebrations before Ash Wednesday.

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