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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

Encyclopedia entry

...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...

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...

Mixtec Dress

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...The production of textiles and clothing began in Mesoamerica long before the Common Era. Textile production was highly elaborated and was of primary economic and cultural importance. The Mixtec Indians of Oaxaca illustrated their own...

Ixcacles: Maguey-fiber Sandals in Modern Mexico

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...In twentieth-century Mexico many indigenous garments have disappeared or undergone a gradual transition from daily wear to ceremonial costume to a craft produced for an urban tourist market, sometimes inferior in workmanship and denuded...

Sna Jolobil: A Textile Cooperative

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...While the ancient Maya tradition of backstrap loom weaving and the wearing of traditional clothing had continued for millennia, the quality of handwoven work had waned by the early 1970s, as it had in many other areas of the world...

Natural or Synthetic Dyes?

Fashion Business Cases : A Student Guide to Learning with Case Studies

Fairchild Books, 2021

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...As environmental regulations in developed countries become more strictly defined, there is an increasing need for sustainable measures for textile dyeing. In Teotitlan del Valle, Mexico, the textile dyeing techniques of indigenous cultures,...

Folklore Influences in Mexico and Panama

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Appliqué and related techniques in apparel styles are representative of Mexico’s and Panama’s culture and identity. Panamanian molas, made by the Kuna Indians of Panama, were originally worn as blouses by the women. Today, molas and mola...

Dress in Mexican Cinema

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Despite Mexico’s ethnic and social diversity, Mexican films, especially those made during the classical period (1936–1957), propose a unified cultural identity around the notion of mestizo or mixed-race origin. Mestizo culture...

Contemporary Veracruz Textiles

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...In the panorama of indigenous textiles of Veracruz, the Mexican state with the third largest native population, key items make up indigenous dress. The changing status of their survival, continuance, renovation, mutations...

The Southwest

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The American Southwest and northwestern Mexico compose a culture area that is called the Greater Southwest, which since 1848 has been divided by two modern nation-states and influenced by each nation’s history, policy, and attire...