Woman´s everyday outfit from Amatenango del Valle

China poblana


Ethnic Group: Tseltal Maya

Blouse, 2017

Made by Nicolasa Pérez Gómez. Machine stitched satin blouse with ribbons at smocked edge of short sleeves. The collar has machine embroidered flowers and an industrial lace flounce is attached to the shoulders. 2018.5.a

Skirt, 2017

Made by Nicolasa Pérez Gómez. Machine stitched pleated skirt of purple industrial fabric. 2018.5.b

Apron, 2017

Made by Nicolasa Pérez Gómez. Magenta satin fabric, machine sewn with pleats and pockets. 2018.5.c

Sisters-in-law Nicolasa Pérez Gómez (left) and Alberta Díaz León (right) show the two styles of dress in Amatenango del Valle, Chiapas. Nicolasa’s dress is very much of European styling with a blouse of fine machine-embroidered flowers and lace trim, a short pleated skirt, and a magenta satin apron. Alberta’s outfit is a huipil with bold red and yellow stripes. The textile for the skirt and the sash woven on a backstrap loom are sold by men who visit from San Cristobal de las Casas.
Photography by MUREM, 2017

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