Woman´s everyday outfit from Amatenango del Valle, Chiapas
Ethnic Group: Tseltal Maya
Made by Alberta Díaz León. Huipil of industrial white cotton embroidered by hand with synthetic yarn and machine sewn overtop. 2018.4.a
Cotton fabric, possibly hand woven on a pedal loom. 2018.4.b
Handwoven belt on a backstrap loom of synthetic red wool with double warp. 2018.4.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