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Evo Morales and the Politics of Dress in Bolivia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...On January 21, 2006, Evo Morales Ayme walked from the Akapana pyramid at the ancient site of Tiwanaku, Bolivia, where he had been blessed by indigenous religious specialists, to the top of the Kalasasaya temple, where he spoke to the tens...

Aymara Women’s Dress of La Paz, Bolivia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Much of modern Bolivia was incorporated into the Inka Empire in the mid-fifteenth century as Collasuyu, “the Colla sector,” which was named after the Aymara-speaking Colla kingdom at the northern end of Lake Titicaca. Colla was one...

Dressed to Kill: The Embroidered Fashion Industry of the Sakaka of Highland Bolivia

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...Indigenous Fashion Almost immediately upon one of her return trips home in 1989 from the Chapare, Bolivia’s principal coca-growing region (Leóns and Sanabria 1997), a young unmarried Sakaka woman in the community where I was living set up...
...Andean societies continue to be among the most textile-oriented cultures in the world. This was evident in pre-Hispanic societies when no life cycle ritual was complete without the exchange or sacrifice of cloth (Murra, 1989 [1962...

Cloth of the Sakaka of Bolivia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...The Sakaka are a large ethnic group, or ayllu, of native Andeans who live in the Northern Potosí region of central highland Bolivia. As in many indigenous Bolivian ethnic groups, in the late twentieth century the majority of Sakaka Ayllu...

Far Eastern Influences in Latin American Fashions

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...In 1625, Thomas Gage wrote: (Gage 1958: 67) It is a by-word that at Mexico four things are fair; that is to say, the women, the apparel, the horses, and the streets. But to this I may add the beauty of some of the coaches of the gentry...

Race and Ethnicity

Andrew Reilly

Andrew Reilly, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Fashion Design and Merchandising at University of Hawaii, Manoa, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Meanings of Dress

Fairchild Books, 2019

Book chapter

...After you have read this chapter, you will understand: That people have culturally constructed categories of race and ethnicity affecting social issues and problems regarding appearance...

South American Headwear

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Two basic factors influence clothing and headwear worn by South Americans; one derives from ancient indigenous cultures, and the other from cultural diffusion resulting from the conquest and colonization by the Spanish and Portuguese. Most...

Visualizing Difference: The Rhetoric of Clothing in Colonial Spanish America

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...I would like to thank the editors of Revista de Estudios Hispánicos for granting permission to reprint portions of Meléndez (1995).Clothing has played a vital role in the process of identity construction of different ethnic and racial...