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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...

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...

Maya Traditions: A Weaving Cooperative

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Maya Traditions, a U.S. fair trade business and Guatemalan nonprofit organization, evolved as an effort to preserve the tradition of Maya backstrap weaving and renew the demand for and the production of high-quality indigenous textiles...

The Huipil of Guatemala

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...In the highlands of Guatemala, indigenous Maya women are well known for their beautiful traditional dress, called traje. Women’s traje consists of a huipil (blouse or tunic), corte (skirt), faja (sash), and may include a distinctive...

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...

Maya Dress and Fashion in Guatemala

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Maya or indigenous dress, or traje, as well as the many weavings that are an integral part of both daily and ceremonial life, embody multiple, complex, and ambivalent types of symbolism. Any attempt to present an overview can easily become...

Morrales in Guatemala

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...As in many regions of the world, the indigenous people of Guatemala devised ways to make baskets and bags from local materials to carry and contain objects. One of these is called the morral (net bag), and it is still used by villagers...

Southern Maya Dress of Southwestern Guatemala

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...The Mam (Maya) people living in various communities in the department of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, wear traditional attire reflecting gender roles and social interactions. As elsewhere in the Maya area, the Quetzaltenango Mam’s dress...

Central American Headwear

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Central America includes seven countries: Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. A tropical jungle covers eastern sections of Honduras and Nicaragua along the “Mosquito Coast.” Geography has influenced...

The Maya of Tecpán, Guatemala

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...While much can be written about Guatemalan traje (Maya dress) in general, the Maya experience of dress should always be understood in the context of specific social conditions, historical frames, and cultural meanings. In the case of one...