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San Juan Chamula Woman's Outfit, Chiapas

China poblana

Cultural Group: Tsotsil

Blouse, ca. 2017
Donated by Dalila De Leon

Machine made blouse in purple satin with snap closures. The yoke is hand embroidered with a stitch called "back stitch". The sleeves and chest area are also decorated with industrial ribbons.

Huipil, ca. 1985

Two-piece short huipil of gray wool with occasional cream-colored strips, woven on a backstrap loom. A knot of braided tassels in the front is a vestige introduced by the Aztecs who accompanied the Spanish in their conquest of Chiapas.

Skirt, 2017

Piece of black wool hand-woven on a loom. The wool has loose and long fibers that were pulled from the weaving in such a way that the piece looks like the original sheepskin.

Shawl, ca. 2013
Donated by Angeles López-Portillo from Stiteler

Piece of black wool hand-woven on a loom. The wool has loose and long fibers that were pulled from the weaving in such a way that the piece looks like the original sheepskin. Sections are attached with embroidery of purple synthetic wool with artisela thread accents.

Belt

Shiny cotton synthetic thread piece made on a backstrap loom.

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