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Clothing and Identities in the Eyes of Women Comalapan Painters of Guatemala

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...There is a relationship between weaving and clothing and painting about “who we are” in Comalapa, Guatemala. A particular group of Guatemalan Mayan women have transposed weaving skills into the painting of canvas with oil paints and have...

Modern Maya Children’s Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...In Maya culture children are considered a gift to be cherished. Many families are quite large, and older children grow up taking care of their siblings and learning household tasks at an early age. Girls as young as eight often weave using...

Latin American Fashion

Regina A. Root

Regina A. Root is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies, College of William and Mary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Latin American dress and fashion refers to the dress, body, and culture of a large and heterogeneous world culture region that includes Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. Given that the nature of dress in Latin...

Introductory Note to Latin America and the Caribbean

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...The vast area comprising the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America offers geographical contrasts that have significantly influenced dress. The Caribbean islands, the rainforest, the Andes, and the Atacama desert each have...

Dress of Eastern Guatemala

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...The land between Guatemala City, Honduras, and El Salvador is termed the Oriente (East). Characterized by low rolling hills with occasional eroded volcanic cones, it can be very hot and dry. The people living here represent a mix of Maya...

Overview of Central America

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Central America comprises the seven nations sharing the isthmus connecting North and South America. The northernmost country in the group is Guatemala, followed by Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Recently...

Zapotec Clothing in Oaxaca

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...The geographical setting of Oaxaca, except for narrow coastal strips, consists of mountainous zones with isolated peaks, broken by numerous deep canyons, valleys, and basins. The less rugged areas form the major concentrated settlement...

Spanish Influences in Maya Clothing of Guatemala

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...With the arrival of Spanish colonization, the Maya of Guatemala—mainly the men, because they were in closer contact with the colonial Spanish world—were forced to modify their clothing. The new garments were copied and adapted from Spanish...

Cosmetics, Non-Western

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The earliest evidence of the role of cosmetics in human society was found in the remains of artifacts used for eye makeup in Egypt of the fourth millennium B.C.E. Anthropological research also shows that there are several ways used...

Costa Rica

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...The Republic of Costa Rica has a diverse geography with high mountain chains, long navigable rivers, and coasts on both the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. The capital city, San José, is located in the intermountain central valley...