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

ISBN: 0292731000

ISBN13: 9780292731004

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...

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Traje

This book is good for those looking to learn about traditional Maya dress in Guatemala and how it relates to the lives of those who make and wear it. It is an interesting read, giving good insights to cultural aspects also. Although the research was conducted many years ago, this was an interesting and yet very shaky time in Guatemala, making the read all the more interesting.
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