Weaving Identities: Construction of Dress and Self in a Highland Guatemala Town

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Traje , the brightly colored traditional dress of the highland Maya, is the principal visual expression of indigenous identity in Guatemala today. Whether worn in beauty pageants, made for religious celebrations, or sold in tourist markets, traje is more than "mere cloth"--it plays an active role in the construction and expression of ethnicity, gender, education, politics, wealth, and nationality for Maya and non-Maya alike. Carol Hendrickson presents an ethnography of clothing focused on the traje --particularly women ...

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Weaving Identities: Construction of Dress and Self in a Highland Guatemala Town
1995, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9780292731004

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Weaving Identities: Construction of Dress and Self in a Highland Guatemala Town
1995, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292730991

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