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Outfit of a J´meen (Mayan priest) from Xocen

China poblana

YUCATAN

Ethnic group: Yucatec Maya

Shirt, ca. 1980s

Used by Don Fermín of Xocen. Collarless rough white cotton fabric with short sleeves; machine sewn.

Shorts, ca. 1980s

Used by Don Fermín of Xocen. Rough white cotton fabric with button-fly; machine sewn.

Apron, ca. 1980s

Used by Don Fermín of Xocen. Blue and white striped fabric of cotton-polyester blend with white cotton ties; machine sewn.

Huaraches, ca. 1980s

Used by Don Fermín of Xocen. Leather sole, thong sandal with lace-up straps made of henequen (sisal).

CHAT: This outfit is based on the old Yucatecan mestizo style, but with contemporary lines shown in its short sleeves and the use of shorts instead of a longer pant. It was used by Don Fermín, a mayan priest from Xocen, Yucatan. Its last use was for the Blessing Ceremony of MUREM when the museum opened its doors on 28 April, 2018.

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