Woman´s everyday outfit from San Juan Chamula

China poblana


Ethnic Group: Tsotsil Maya

Blouse, 2017

Machine sewn blouse of industrial satin. Hand stitched embroidery around the neck in cotton thread. Sleeves are decorated with cotton ribbons. 2018.25.a

Skirt, 2017

This black wool skirt looks like a sheep hide, but is actually woven by hand on a backstrap loom with the fibers pulled out one-by-one with a small crochet hook to create the furry look. 2018.25.b

Belt, 2017

Handwoven belt of synthetic metallic and cotton threads. 2018.25.c

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mom as china poblana.jpg